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U.S. President In France For Bastille Day Visit


U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive aboard Air Force One at Orly airport near Paris, France, on July 13.

U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania have arrived in Paris.

The two will tour sites in Paris on July 13 and then participate in Bastille Day celebrations in the capital on July 14.

Later on July 13, Trump will hold talks with French President Emmanuel Macron that are expected to focus on the conflict in Syria and global counterterrorism efforts.

There will be a joint press conference at 6:25 p.m. local time.

Macron invited Trump to mark Bastille Day in Paris during a telephone conversation last month. In addition to being the French national holiday, the commemorations this year will also mark the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I.

According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, only 14 percent of French citizens have confidence in Trump's ability "to do the right thing in world affairs."

The French trip comes less than a week after Trump returned from the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.

With reporting by the Financial Times
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