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Biden, New Orleans… What will Emmanuel Macron do for 3 days in the United States?

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Emmanuel Macron is going to Washington this Tuesday, November 29 for three days, for the first state visit organized by Joe Biden. He thus becomes the first French president to have “honor” to be offered two state visits to the United States. The first was performed in April 2018 at the invitation of Republican Donald Trump.

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“It is a visit that is exceptional in its character because it is the first state visit organized by the Biden administration. It is therefore quite significant of the friendship between France and the United States.it is estimated at the Elysée.

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But this visit will also be an opportunity for the French head of state to push his diplomatic plea on the war in Ukraine and to raise his voice in the face of the Inflation Reduction Act. of Biden, who promises generous subsidies for electric vehicles, batteries and renewable energies produced in the United States

Tuesday evening: arrival of the French president and his delegation

The French president will arrive in the evening of this Tuesday in the United States.

He will be accompanied by a delegation made up of personalities such as astronauts Thomas Pesquet and Sophie Adenot, astrophysicist Fatoumata Kébé, CNES director Philippe Baptiste, choreographer Benjamin Millepied, Claude Lelouch, businessman Xavier Niel, CEO of LVMH Bernard Arnault as well as CEO of TotalEnergies Patrick Pouyanné.

Wednesday: meeting with Kamala Harris and tributes at Arlington Cemetery

The French President will meet Vice-President Kamala Harris in the morning, before taking part in a lunch with the elected representatives of the Congress. On the menu: discussions on climate and biodiversity.

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The President’s afternoon will begin with the laying of a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery, one of the most famous military shrines in the United States. A tribute will then be paid to Pierre-Charles L’Enfant, a French architect who settled in the American colonies and who drew up the plans for the capital Washington DC at the end of the 18th century.

The day of the Head of State will conclude with a reception with the French community, followed by a dinner with the Biden couple.

Thursday: Welcome ceremony at the White House and dance party

The second day of Emmanuel Macron’s visit opens with great fanfare at the White House, where the French president will be officially welcomed. National anthems, cannon shots, presentation of delegations, interview with his American counterpart and joint press conference will be on the program of the welcome ceremony.

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Emmanuel Macron will then have lunch with Kamala Harris and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, with whom he will discuss, among other things, the Ukrainian crisis. The French President will then meet elected representatives of the Congress in a framework “bicameral” with French parliamentarians.

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Emmanuel Macron’s final evening in the Americas will be hosted by Grammy-winning jazz bandleader Jon Batiste.

Friday: Visit to New Orleans

For his last day of visit to the United States, Emmanuel Macron will travel to Louisiana, New Orleans, a former French colony. The French president should announce the creation of a fund for learning French culture, participate in exchanges around culture and sport and take a walk in the city.

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