White House to Host State Dinner for Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron Dec. 1

September 26, 2022 by Dan McCue
White House to Host State Dinner for Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron Dec. 1
French President Emmanuel Macron smiles as he listens to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during a joint statement prior to their working diner at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Monday Sept. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will host French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron for a state visit to the United States, which will include a state dinner, on Dec. 1, 2022.

The event marks the first state visit of the Biden-Harris administration. 

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement that the visit “will underscore the deep and enduring relationship between the United States and France, our oldest ally, that is founded on our shared democratic values, economic ties, and defense and security cooperation.” 

A French official provided a statement to The Well News shortly afterwards that said, “At the invitation of U.S. President Joe Biden, President Macron will travel to Washington, DC, for a State Visit on December 1 and 2, 2022. It will include a state dinner on December 1.



“This visit will underscore the deep and enduring relationship between France and the United States, founded on our shared democratic values, economic ties, and defense and security cooperation,” the statement continued. “On the strength of the momentum created by their joint statement in Rome in October 2021 and in the wake of their meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on September 21, the two Presidents will discuss our continued partnership on shared global challenges and areas of bilateral interest.”

The meeting comes as Macron is to foster the creation of a new European alignment — tentatively called the European Political Community — which he hopes will bolster regional cooperation in the face of Russian aggression in Ukraine.


Macron first proposed the new grouping in May, saying it would be open to nations adhering to the core values of the European Union and would be an avenue for greater cooperation on matters like energy, security and infrastructure.

Dan can be reached at [email protected] and @DanMcCue

A+
a-

In The News

Health

Voting

Diplomacy

November 28, 2022
by Dan McCue
French President’s US Visit to Feature Serious Talk, a State Dinner and a Side Trip to New Orleans

WASHINGTON — French President Emmanuel Macron’s whirlwind visit to the U.S. this week will include multiple stops in the nation’s... Read More

WASHINGTON — French President Emmanuel Macron’s whirlwind visit to the U.S. this week will include multiple stops in the nation’s Capitol on Wednesday and Thursday and end with a visit to the Big Easy on Friday. The White House announced Macron’s visit in September, and the... Read More

November 14, 2022
by Dan McCue
Biden, Xi Agree US and China Should ‘Manage’ Conflict, Compete ‘Responsibly’

BALI, Indonesia — President Biden’s much anticipated bilateral meeting with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China took... Read More

BALI, Indonesia — President Biden’s much anticipated bilateral meeting with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China took place Monday morning in Bali, Indonesia. The first face-to-face meeting of the leaders as heads of state of their respective countries lasted three hours and ended... Read More

November 10, 2022
by Dan McCue
First In-Person Meeting of Biden and China’s Xi Jinping

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will hold his first face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday, ahead of... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will hold his first face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday, ahead of the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia. Though the two leaders have spoken on five other occasions since Biden took office in January 2021 — and actually... Read More

November 3, 2022
by Dan McCue
Kerry Sees Climate Talks as Time to Ensure Promises Made Are Promises Kept

WASHINGTON — A delegation of 16 high-ranking administration officials will travel to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, next week for COP27, a... Read More

WASHINGTON — A delegation of 16 high-ranking administration officials will travel to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, next week for COP27, a series of climate talks that U.S. Special Envoy John Kerry is framing as an opportunity to ensure that promises made at past sessions are promises kept.... Read More

October 25, 2022
by Dan McCue
Progressives Backtrack After Unforced Foul Over Biden’s Ukraine Policy

WASHINGTON — Sometimes the firing squad lines up in a circle. At least, that’s how it seemed by Tuesday morning... Read More

WASHINGTON — Sometimes the firing squad lines up in a circle. At least, that’s how it seemed by Tuesday morning after the House Progressive Caucus released and then hastily withdrew a letter to the White House questioning President Biden’s policy toward Ukraine. First reported by The... Read More

September 27, 2022
by Kate Michael
Pakistani Foreign Minister Praises Diplomacy but Blames ‘Great Polluters’ for Climate Catastrophe

WASHINGTON — After what he called “encouraging” talks with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari... Read More

WASHINGTON — After what he called “encouraging” talks with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari dealt harsh chastisements and warnings for the United States at the Wilson Center on Tuesday morning. Despite saying he was “pleasantly surprised and absolutely impressed” with... Read More

News From The Well
scroll top