"Smooth functioning of the European Union and the common market must be our priority. The European Union can't be a long-term hostage to the political crisis in Britain," Macron said.
The French leader also stated that it was necessary to build new relations with the United Kingdom that would remain a key ally and a "good friend".
"However, we can't spend the coming months settling the terms of our divorce," the French president said.
The meeting came after the House of Commons rejected Theresa May's Brexit withdrawal plan several times. The United Kingdom was to leave the European Union Brussels on March 29, as initially agreed but failed to do so without a proper "divorce" plan. The European Union set Britain an April 12 deadline to present new Brexit conditions. If British parliamentarians fail to agree on a plan, London will have to leave the bloc without a deal.