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Trump Accepts Invitation to Attend Bastille Day in Paris

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FILE - Troops march down the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, as part of Bastille Day parade Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

President Donald Trump will attend Bastille Day celebrations in Paris on July 14, according to a statement from the White House.

Trump accepted the invitation from French president Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday and "looks forward to reaffirming America's strong ties of friendship with France."

The two leaders spoke by phone on Tuesday, when Macron offered the invitation.

During the call, the White House said "the two leaders also discussed the current situation in the Middle East and reviewed the agenda for the upcoming G-20 Summit" in Hamburg.

The two presidents last met in May, when they both traveled to Brussels for a NATO summit.

President Donald Trump shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron during a meeting at the U.S. Embassy, May 25, 2017, in Brussels.
President Donald Trump shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron during a meeting at the U.S. Embassy, May 25, 2017, in Brussels.

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