Emmanuel Macron’s State Visit to the United States (29 November – 2 December 2022)

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From 29 November to 2 December 2022, the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, was in the United States for the Biden Administration’s first state visit, sending a signal of the strong relationship between the two countries. He was accompanied by the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Catherine Colonna.

Follow President Macron’s state visit to the United States on the Elysée website

Summary of the state visit

What issues did the state visit focus on?

Relive the state visit, day by day

3 December 2022

The President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, and the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Catherine Colonna, went to New Orleans in Louisiana, a breeding ground of the French culture and language in the country and hard hit by the consequences of climate change.


President Macron met with local people working in these various domains and gave a speech at the end of his visit on France and Louisiana’s relationship and on Francophonie.

Read the statement on the Élysée website

2 December 2022

1 December 2022

On the second day of his visit to the United States, President Emmanuel Macron met with President Joe Biden at the White House.

Joint Statement by President Biden and President Macron

During this state visit, the French Embassy in the United States sent to Paris its first encrypted diplomatic message thanks to a new generation of so-called post-quantum cryptography, with the aim of withstanding the decryption capabilities of quantum computers

Read the Statement

30 November 2022