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Emmanuel Macron optimistically ends his state visit to New Orleans

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Jacques Serais, edited by Juliette Moreau Alvarez
07:43, December 03, 2022

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Emmanuel Macron is completing a three-day state visit to the United States by promoting the Francophonie in New Orleans, a symbolic place for Franco-American relations. At the end of his visit, the president notes a positive assessment, despite the lack of concrete commitments from Joe Biden on the American anti-inflation plan.

The day after a sumptuous reception at the White House, it was in Louisiana, a land steeped in Franco-American history, that Emmanuel Macron ended his state visit to the United States. The President of the Republic went to the emblematic city of New Orleans to promote the Francophonie. It is all smiles that the head of state strolled through the famous French quarter.

The balance sheet, “it is very good”

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After Washington and its freezing cold, the temperature rises a notch in New Orleans: 25 degrees on the thermometer, not to mention a warm and much livelier atmosphere, with jazz bands on every street corner. The president takes the opportunity to indulge in a small dance step, surrounded by the crowd. The opportunity also for him to take stock of this state visit rather optimistically. “For me, the record is beyond what we could legitimately expect. It is very good.”

Even if there have been no concrete commitments from the United States to mitigate the effects of their anti-inflation plan on European industry, Emmanuel Macron wants to believe it. “The goal is that the European Union, in fact, has a treatment and can have exemptions. By the beginning of next year, we must have been able to settle this subject. So, for me, it’s in the first quarter of 2023 that we have to finalize these subjects.”

The president, who extended the invitation in return to Joe Biden, the American leader is welcome, when he wants for a state visit to France.

Source: Europe1

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