Presidents Biden and Macron Hold Joint News Conference

Both reinforce their stand against Russia’s aggression.

President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron held a joint press conference in the White House Thursday. 

President Biden expressed appreciation for the cooperation between France and the United States, saying, “My administration built our foreign policy around the strength of our alliances, and France is at the very heart of that.” 

President Marcon commended the administration for focusing on “major international challenges such as health and climate.” 

The two leaders discussed halting a potential rail strike in the U.S. as well as the recent Inflation Reduction Act. They discussed French concerns about the provisions regarding electric cars under the Made in America law, which President Macron said could put European auto producers at a disadvantage. Both men expressed their support for Ukraine as Russia has continued its aggression. 

The press conference comes as the end of the French president’s three-day visit to the U.S. Earlier this week, he visited NASA Headquarters in Florida with Vice President Kamala Harris. Presidents Macron and Biden went out to dinner in Washington on Wednesday, and the visit concluded with a state dinner Thursday evening. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For both presidents as they endeavor to strength the alliance between the two nations.
  • For discernment for President Biden as he interacts with foreign heads of state.
  • For the president’s foreign advisors as they provide recommendations and counsel in handling relationships with other countries.

Sources: NPR, The Hill, YouTube


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