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Lhe arrival of Joe Biden within the capital is much from being discreet. Arriving in France on the night of Wednesday June 5 to be current in the course of the commemorations of the Normandy Landings, the American president then headed to Paris, with a purpose to formally start his longest state go to ever made overseas. A visit that completely doesn’t delight Parisians, who’ve been experiencing main visitors jams and metro station closures since Friday. Inconveniences which ought to proceed till this Sunday, as specified The Parisian.

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This Saturday, June 8 round 12:30 p.m., Joe Biden and his spouse, Jill, had been welcomed by the Macron couple on the Arc de Triomphe. Former President of the Republic Nicolas Sarkozy, Anne Hidalgo and Gabriel Attal had been among the many personalities invited for the event. After the standard nationwide anthems, Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden laid a wreath of flowers on the foot of the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, earlier than rekindling the flame collectively.

Afternoon of labor on the Élysée

The ceremony closed with a quick flypast. Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron then spoke with a number of veterans and members of the military. Really early July 14, 140 horses from the Republican Guard and 38 bikers then escorted the 2 heads of state down the Champs-Élysées, in direction of the Élysée Palace.

READ ALSO Joe Biden as a Shakespearean characterThe two presidents then shared a working lunch, which should precede extremely anticipated press statements within the afternoon. In the night, a state banquet organized on the Élysée will shut the day. Before leaving France this Sunday, June 9, Joe Biden should go to an American cemetery, with a purpose to lay a remaining wreath of flowers.