Macron Hosts Biden in Paris to Showcase Allied Strength Amid Global Challenges

President Joe Biden is being honored by French President Emmanuel Macron with a state visit to Paris, underscoring their partnership on global security and addressing persistent trade tensions. The visit includes ceremonies, meetings with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy, and discussions on pressing issues like the Ukraine conflict and trade with China.


PTI | Paris | Updated: 08-06-2024 09:50 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 09:50 IST
Macron Hosts Biden in Paris to Showcase Allied Strength Amid Global Challenges
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President Joe Biden is being honored by French President Emmanuel Macron with a state visit to Paris, aiming to showcase their partnership on global security issues and move past lingering trade tensions.

Both leaders attended ceremonies marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day and held separate meetings with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, stressing the urgent need to support Kyiv against Russia's invasion. The visit features a grand welcome ceremony and military parade, followed by a state dinner hosted by Macron.

Biden's visit comes ahead of the European Parliament election, with the far right potentially emerging as significant players. Officials highlight the strong but nuanced US-French relationship, stressing the importance of cooperation despite occasional disagreements. Key discussions include support for Ukraine, economic challenges, and climate issues.

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