Trump to host France's Macron for state visit on 24 April: White House

The French presidency said in a brief statement Macron’s visit would take place on 23-25 April and include a joint news conference, several official ceremonies as well as a state dinner.

French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and US President Donald Trump (L) smile during their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on 13 July 2017. Picture: AFP

WASHINGTON/PARIS – US President Donald Trump will host French President Emmanuel Macron for a state visit on 24 April, the White House said on Monday.

“The president and first lady will welcome President and Mrs. Macron of France to the White House on April 24,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters.

“This visit will advance American and French cooperation on economic and global issues and deepen the friendship between the two countries.”

Sanders said it would be the first official state visit since Trump took office.

The French presidency said in a brief statement Macron’s visit would take place on 23-25 April and include a joint news conference, several official ceremonies as well as a state dinner.