Biden calls France ‘first friend’ and enduring ally as he is honoured by Macron


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President Joe Biden said France was America’s “first friend” at its founding and is one of its closest allies more than two centuries later as he was honoured with a state visit by French President Emmanuel Macron The event aimed at showing off their partnership on global security issues and easing past trade tensions. Advertisement Mr Biden and Mr Macron attended ceremonies marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day on Thursday and met separately the following day with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Paris. The leaders both used those engagements used to underscore the urgent need to support Kyiv’s fight against...