Bidens welcomes French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte to the White House

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.

French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Joe Biden pose with their wives Brigitte Macron and US First Lady Jill Biden.
President Biden French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss a number of sensitive issues, including climate change.
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President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife to the White House.
President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife to the White House.
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Ceremonial US military units stood on the South Lawn of the White House.

Ceremonial US military units stood on the South Lawn of the White House.


People gathered on the South Lawn of the White House to see President Biden greet French President Macron.

People gathered on the South Lawn of the White House to see President Biden greet French President Macron.


A state arrival ceremony was held to honor the arrival of President Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron.

A state arrival ceremony was held to honor the arrival of President Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron.


Vice President Kamala Harris was also present to greet the French President.

Vice President Kamala Harris was also present to greet the French President.


President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife to the White House.

This is President Macron’s second state visit to Washington, DC


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.

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