The ‘Unbreakable’ U.S.-France Alliance: President Trump Hosts French President Macron for a State Visit

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President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron stand during a State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron stand during a State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

The ‘Unbreakable’ U.S.-France Alliance: President Trump Hosts French President Macron for a State Visit

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.

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.

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.

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