President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife to the White House on Thursday — the first state visit in the Biden administration — as the two longtime allies look to discuss a range of hot-button issues, including the war in the Ukraine, China’s Aggression and Climate Policy.
Biden, 80, and Macron, 44, are scheduled to meet in the Oval Office at 10 a.m. for a bilateral call, followed by a joint press conference at 11:45 a.m
A state dinner will be held on Thursday evening.
It is Macron’s second state visit to Washington, DC, since taking office in 2017 – he met former President Donald Trump in November 2018.
Biden and a contingent of administration officials gathered on the South Lawn as part of the pompous ceremony to greet Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron.
Among the US delegation were Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Vice President Kamala Harris.
https://nypost.com/2022/12/01/bidens-greet-french-president-emmanuel-macron-wife-brigitte-at-white-house/ Bidens welcomes French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte to the White House