President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed the French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Mrs. Brigitte Macron, to the White House on April 24. The occasion marks the first official State Visit under the Trump Administration, as well as the first State Visit from France since President Francois Hollande came to Washington in 2014.
Earlier today, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed President Macron and Mrs. Macron of France to the White House. pic.twitter.com/Cx4LWceTHA— The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 24, 2018
The President and First Lady welcomed the French President and his wife in a welcome ceremony at the White House after which Presidents Trump and Macron met for bilateral meetings during which they discussed a range of global issues of shared concern. In remarks before their meetings, President Trump commented on the importance of our close relationship as well as our cooperation on trade, the situation in Syria, Russia, Iran and the JCPOA, and North Korea among other issues.
.@POTUS Trump with #France's President @EmmanuelMacron: The foundation of our friendship draws from the deepest wells of civilization and is sustained by our people’s love of their history, culture, and liberty. I am confident that our future has never looked brighter. pic.twitter.com/cCoZvSO7pB— Department of State (@StateDept) April 24, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence and Acting Secretary John Sullivan hosted the French President for a State Luncheon at the U.S. Department of State’s headquarters in Washington, DC. The Acting Secretary delivered remarks underscoring the importance of the United States’ alliance with France. The Acting Secretary also commented on our trade relationship and collaboration on a number of global issues.
Acting Secretary Sullivan with @EmmanuelMacron: From the very beginning of our nation’s history, the United States and #France have shared deep and abiding friendship – built on our foundational commitment to the defense of liberty, in our own countries and around the world. pic.twitter.com/92qL8DygPf— Department of State (@StateDept) April 24, 2018
Acting Sec Sullivan with @EmmanuelMacron: US & #France are addressing global security challenges & supporting democratic aspirations of people across the globe & taking a firm, unapologetic stand against regimes who use despicable means like #chemical weapons on their own people. pic.twitter.com/qZMB0Ci4QN— Department of State (@StateDept) April 24, 2018
For more information:
- President Trump Calls the U.S.-France Relationship ‘Unbreakable.’ History Shows He’s Right.
- An Inside Look as President Trump Hosts the Administration’s First State Visit
- Remarks by President Trump and President Macron of France at Arrival Ceremony
- Remarks by President Trump and President Macron Before Expanded Bilateral Meeting
- Remarks by President Trump and President Macron of France Before Restricted Bilateral Meeting