California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and new French President Nicolas Sarkozy talked for half an hour Monday about ways to work together to fight global warming.
Schwarzenegger, in Paris on a European tour, said after the talks that he admired Sarkozy "tremendously," and believed he would "put a new energy in the relationship between France and other countries, and our state." Both men are conservatives who put major emphasis on the fight against climate change.
"I want to do anything possible to help him, and we should work together," Schwarzenegger told reporters at the Elysee Palace. Schwarzenegger said he and Sarkozy talked about how to cooperate on global warming and about a trade mission in 2008 to promote French products in California and vice versa.