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80 years since the landing: “a headache”… What Macron has planned for Biden

Arriving on French soil this Wednesday, Joe Biden began what is none other than the longest state visit of his term. While the program promises to be rich, the organization has been an “intense headache”.

The American president set down his suitcases in France this Wednesday, June 5. Joe Biden has also begun his very first presidential visit to France, but also, and above all, the &Élysée boasts, "the longest visit abroad made during his term", relays Le Parisien. "A historic visit in its duration", insists a Lyséen advisor to the capital's daily newspaper. On the program: commemorations of the 80th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy, mainly, and the state visit which will be held on Saturday. 

If in itself the schedule promises to be busy, with numerous visits, meetings and discussions, Le Parisiendo not hesitate to talk about a real "puzzle" to organize this stay. And for good reason: beyond classic imperatives, it was also necessary to take into account the great age of the American president – 81 years old. Thus, after having been é received by Gabriel Attal this Wednesday à his arrival at Orly, Joe Biden wasé left Quiet for the rest of the day, the objective being to be in good shape for Thursday and the first commemorations.

Commemorations and informal summit meeting?

Thursday, direction Normandy. Joe Biden must begin his day with a ceremony at the American cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer, in Calvados, on the coast ;summers of Emmanuel Macron. American veterans, sometimes having disembarked on the beaches of Utah and Omaha on June 6, 1944, will of course be present. In the afternoon, head towards Omaha Beach, where you can find your way to Omaha Beach. The great moment of these commemorations will be held, at know the international ceremony. Charles III, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and even Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will be there. A fashion show An air show and a speech from the president are notably expected. It is also not excluded that informal discussions take place behind the scenes, with so many political figures present on site. 

Friday, Joe Biden must go à the Pointe du Hoc, in Calvados again. À On this occasion, the White House announced, the American president will deliver a major speech on the “defense of freedom” and democracy. Saturday will therefore take place the state visit as such, with, among other things, a ceré monie à the Arc de Triomphe, in the company of the Macron couple, followed by a descent of the avenue des Champs-Élysées and a detour ;lunch at the presidential palace. A state banquet will be organized. that same evening. Finally, Sunday, President Joe Biden will lay a wreath at the cemetery ;American Aisne-Marne, & Belleau, in Aisne, during a final memorial service before his return to the United States, but also in the United States. his presidential campaign!

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116