The White House said that US President Joe Biden will meet with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, who will arrive in the United States on December 1 on a state visit, which will be the first under the current administration.

White House press secretary Karen Jean-Pierre told reporters that the visit “will highlight the depth of the relationship between the United States and France, our oldest ally.”

Asked about “the reason for choosing France to receive this honor over Washington’s other allies,” she said, “We greatly value our relationship with France,” noting that “the relationship between the two countries is based on common democratic principles.” values, economic relations, cooperation in the field of defense and security”.

It is worth noting that so far there have been no state visits in the Biden era, which witness the celebrations and summit ceremonies of the usual bilateral meetings during which US presidents host foreign leaders, something like Jean-Pierre is associated with the restrictions of the Corona virus. and relations between Paris and Washington last year, when Australia abruptly announced that it was abandoning a contract to buy conventional French submarines in favor of an agreement to buy US nuclear submarines.