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Trump heads to Paris to meet Macron, attend Bastille day celebrations

Washington, July 13, 2017: The President of the United States departed the White House for a two-day trip to Paris on Wednesday to meet with his French counterpart.

Donald Trump will be welcomed by Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Thursday, and will attend the annual July 14 Bastille Day celebrations on Friday, Efe reported.

The Air Force One carrying President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump left Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Wednesday afternoon.

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, National Security Advisor General H.R. McMaster and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn have also travelled to Paris.

The French president and his wife, Brigitte Macron, were set to receive Trump and the First Lady at the Hotel des Invalides and accompany them to the tombs of Napoleon and French Marshal Ferdinand Foch, supreme Allied commander in World War I.

Trump and Macron were expected to follow up on their bilateral meetings at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany last week.

The two leaders will then convene a meeting with top advisers on “Syria and counter-terrorism topics” and then hold a joint press conference, according to the White House.

IANS

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