Emmanuel Macron (right) stands next to victims of a storm during a ceremony in Les Sables d’Olonne on Thursday. Agence France-Presse
The two leaders spoke on Thursday, and Macron’s talks with Johnson would be in regard to the demands of the European Union about Brexit, the official added.
The 28 EU leaders are trying to agree on who will steer the bloc over the coming years through the looming challenges of Brexit and the rise of populist parties in Europe.
Conservative French politicians expressed concern on Thursday about the prospect of modern architecture being added to Notre-Dame cathedral after the government invited design proposals for a new roof and spire.
The epidemic began in August 2018 in North Kivu province before spreading to neighbouring Ituri and South Kivu -- a remote and largely lawless region bordering Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.
Thunderstorms and a heavy downpour caused havoc in several villages, destroying dozens of homes, in an unusual rainfall event. A meteorologist said the rainfall could be due to climate change.
It is the latest in a growing list of banned, cancelled or postponed events in Hong Kong's normally packed social calendar.