President Joe Biden will visit France

President Joe Biden will visit France as part of a brief tour in the framework of the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

The office of French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that President Joe Biden will visit France for his first state visit next week after attending the 80th anniversary commemorations of D-Day in Normandy.

Macron will receive Biden and his wife Jill on June 8, according to the statement.

There, President Joe Biden will visit France and the two leaders will discuss “the need for unwavering and long-term support for Ukraine” at a time when war has returned to Europe, 80 years after the landings that led to the liberation of France and the continent from Nazi Germany’s occupation, Macron’s office said.

Next week in Normandy, major commemorations will bring together 25 heads of state and government, along with dozens of World War II veterans, to honor the nearly 160,000 soldiers from Britain, the United States, Canada and other nations who landed on June 6, 1944.

Biden’s state visit will allow for “close coordination” between France and the United States on global crises ahead of international events, including the Group of Seven major economies summit next month in Italy and the NATO summit in Washington in July.


President Joe Biden will visit France

The discussions will also include climate-related issues and will focus on strengthening bilateral cooperation, particularly in the economic, space and nuclear fields, according to the statement.

Macron and his wife Brigitte paid a state visit to the United States in December 2022.

President Joe Biden will visit France amid commemorations that will bring together about 25 leaders, including Zelensky and British King Charles III.

“Eighty years after the liberation of Europe, war has returned to the continent; the two presidents will discuss the unwavering and long-term support to be given to Ukraine,” the French presidency stated.

The French government informs that there is a coordination on international crises which will be aimed at preparing the forthcoming meetings, in particular the G7 summit in Bari in mid-June, “and the NATO summit” in July in Washington.

On June 7, Joe Biden “will deliver a speech at Pointe du Hoc,” between Omaha and Utah beaches, “on the importance of defending freedom and democracy,” the White House said.

President Joe Biden will visit France in one of the few visits he has made to another country in recent months, with the elections in which he is seeking reelection close at hand.

President Joe Biden will visit France

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