Macron Agrees With Trump To Pressure Producers To Bring Down Oil Prices

French President Emmanuel Macron said Nov. 14 that he and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to put pressure on oil producers to bring down prices.

Oil prices have risen 45% since Macron took office in mid-2017 and his government is facing pressure on high prices from a grassroots movement protesting recent petrol tax hikes.

“When I talked at length with Donald Trump on Saturday in Paris, we together took the decision to put pressure on Saudi Arabia and other producers to limit prices,” Macron said in an interview with TF1 TV.