MADRID, Dec. 2 (.) –
The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, attended the White House this Thursday to participate in the first state dinner organized by Joe Biden since he held the Presidency of the United States.
The dinner, which has been attended by prominent celebrities, politicians and businessmen, has been the culmination of this week’s state visit, during which Macron and Biden have sought a way to extol the role of NATO against the challenges of Russia and China and in which they have tried to solve some of their disagreements.
“Long live France and God bless the United States,” Biden said in his toast, while the almost 300 guests clinked their glasses, as reported by ‘The Washington Post’.
“Long live the United States, long live France and long live the friendship between two countries,” Macron stressed in French, ending by saying in English: “Cheers. Thank you!”
In a message on the social network Twitter, the US president has assured that he and his wife, Jill Biden, feel honored to have welcomed Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron to the first state dinner as president and first lady.
Biden has been pleased to celebrate a friendship defined “for the greatest of causes.” “Democracy, freedom, equality and opportunity”, she added.