US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron (Photo: Getty Images)

Mr Trump met French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysée Presidential Palace in Paris, where the French leader escorted him to Napoleon’s tomb, to dinner at the Eiffel Tower and to watch the Bastille Day military parade on the Champs Elysees.

The two Presidents discussed almost every issue, starting with climate change, free trade and immigration. They have vowed to continue cooperation over security and counter-terrorism forces, as the US President paid tribute to the victims of last year's Nice terror attack.

In a press conference, the US President described the relationship between the two states as "very good".

He said: "This is a wonderful national celebration and we looked forward to it”.

Macron and Trump attended the Bastille Day military parade on the Champs Elysée on Friday morning, July 14th, before the Trumps return to Washington.

Bastille Day commemorates the 1789 capture of the Bastille, which housed King Louis XVI's prisoners. It is viewed as a key moment in the French Revolution./.


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