Donald Trump had invited his French counterpart to pay him a state visit. Emmanuel Macron will visit the US president in next April, the Elysee palace has confirmed on Monday, February 26, which will be the first state visit of a foreign leader since the beginning of the Trump presidency.
The information had leaked, it was confirmed by the Elysee Monday, February 26: Emmanuel Macron will visit state in Washington from April 23 to 25. The statement said that “this invitation reflects the deep historical ties between our two countries, friends and allies and the strength of the relationship between the two presidents”.
“This will be the first state visit of a foreign leader to the United States since the election of Donald Trump,” the French presidency said in a statement, confirming information obtained from diplomatic sources early in this month.
Invitation made by Trump
The US president had decided in late January to invite his French counterpart to the White House, after being received with great pomp on 13 and 14 July in Paris, where he was invited to dinner at the Eiffel Tower and attended the military parade of the National Day.
Donald Trump would have made the honor to “Emmanuel” of the first state visit of his presidency, thanks to the insistence of his wife Melania Trump. A state visit – the highest form of receiving a foreign head of state – involves many honors, including a ceremony at the White House.
Monday the Elysee said that “the program of the state visit is being developed. It will include a working meeting at the White House with a joint press conference, several formal ceremonies and a state dinner.