The visit from President Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, “will underscore the deep and enduring relationship between the United States and France, our oldest ally” Jean-Pierre said. “Our close relationship with France is founded on our shared democratic values, economic ties and defense and security cooperation. The leaders will discuss our continued close partnership on shared global challenges and areas of bilateral interest.”
Biden and Macron have met previously, including recently at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, and have worked closely on a number of issues, such as the war in Ukraine, Jean-Pierre said.
Macron was also the first foreign leader to attend a state dinner during former President Donald Trump’s administration, visiting with his wife in 2018.