US “friendship attack” in France: Kamala Harris in Paris for 5 days

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Five-day visit to Paris takes place from today, Tuesday (9/11) the Vice President of the USA Kamala Harris, hoping to consolidate reconciliation between the two countries after crisis in their relationship due to a contract for the sale of submarines in Australia.

Harris’ plane departed at 21:30 Washington time (today at 03:30 Greek time). The duration of her visit, from 9 to 13 November, underscores the desire of the White House to turn the page following the announcement of the new defense agreement (AUKUS) between USA, Australia and Britain, after which Canberra canceled a submarine purchase contract from France, preferring the USA.

Before Kamala Harris, the US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and the White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan had gone to Paris to ease the tension, according to the APE-MPE. From his side US President Joe Biden meets with French counterpart Emanuel Macron 10 days ago at the French Embassy in Rome.

The agenda of the meeting Harris with Macron – Her program on

Harris will be received by Macron at the Elysee Palace tomorrow, November 10, to discuss “European security, the Indian and Pacific region, and global health,” the White House said in a statement. The agenda is expected to include strengthening cooperation between France and the United States in the space sector, according to a joint statement issued on the occasion of Biden’s meeting with Macron.

The US Vice President will also go tomorrow with her husband Doug Emhoff in the American Cemetery of Siren, near Paris. On November 11, “Veterans Day” in the United States, Harris will attend ceremonies marking the anniversary of the 1918 armistice that ended World War I. On the same day she will be present at the Paris Peace Forum organized by Macron, while on November 12 she will participate in the international conference on Libya.

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