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Trump and Macron attends Bastille Day celebration in Paris

ANI
Published : Jul 14, 2017, 6:58 pm IST
Updated : Jul 14, 2017, 7:35 pm IST

President Donald Trump watched as various French military units marched by during the Bastille Day parade.

US President Donald Trump with French President Emmanuel Macron. (Photo: File)
 US President Donald Trump with French President Emmanuel Macron. (Photo: File)

Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron attended a Bastille Day military parade alongside his American counterpart Donald Trump.

The parade on Paris's Champs-Elysees commemorated the centenary of the US entering World War I and featured horses, helicopters, planes and troops.

Thousands of French troops marched down the Champs-Élysees to mark the storming of the Bastille military prison in 1789, a turning point in the French Revolution and 150 US soldiers, airmen, sailors, and Marines and aircraft also participated in the parade.

"This is a wonderful national celebration," said Trump during a joint news conference with Macron Thursday, adding, "we look very much forward to it. Spectacular."

"Our two nations are forever joined together by the spirit of revolution and the fight for freedom," he said.

President Donald Trump watched as various French military units marched by during the Bastille Day parade and saluted a combined group of American Army and Navy troops and Marines taking part in the annual event in Paris.

US President Donald Trump touched down in Paris on Thursday to forge a strong relationship with French President Emmanuel Macron.

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed US President Donald Trump with military fanfare and then visited historic military complex at Les Invalides, built by King Louis XIV, where he was met with a large French army reception and joined Macron in inspecting the troops.

Trump's two-day sojourn to Paris is relaxing amid a row over allegations that his family colluded with Russia to win US presidential election.

Trump and Macron will discuss counter-terrorism, Iraq, Syria bilateral ties and French anti-jihadi military operations in Africa and then hold a joint press conference, the Guardian reported.

France has been under a state of emergency following ISIS inspired attacks attacks in the capital and other towns.

Tags: emmanuel macron, bastille day military parade, donald trump, world war i
Location: France, Île-de-France, Paris