The presidents of the United States and France stood together at the White House to condemn Russia's attack on Ukraine.
The welcoming ceremony for Biden took place Thursday. The two are holding a press conference together. The state dinner will take place later in the evening. France was chosen to host by the president because it is the U.S.'s oldest ally.
Maintaining a close alliance is important at this time.
In light of the multiple crises our nations and all societies face, we need to become brothers in arms once more.
As democracy is being questioned around the world, the alliance needs to remain strong.
"Our democracies on both sides of the ocean are being shaken by the same doubts as to our ability to be sufficiently strong and effective when it comes to the challenges we share of climate to politics to technology." They are in doubt due to reluctance, hate speech, false information and fears.
Biden spoke first. The strength of the alliance was highlighted by Biden, who said that Russia's invasion of Ukraine has shattered peace on Europe.
France helped the United States during the Revolutionary War, according to Vice President Joe Biden.
Biden said that France and the US are defending democratic values and universal human rights. People around the world are seeing that democracies work.
Despite the talk of friendship and need to address climate change, Macron has been critical of climate provisions in the inflation reduction act. At a luncheon on Wednesday, he criticized the law.
The European leaders worry that the tax incentives will drive companies from Europe to the U.S. to make climate-friendly technology.
Climate change will be addressed through clean energy initiatives thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act. Direct tax incentives make up most of the investment.
The new law will make companies in the U.S. think that they don't need to make investments in Europe.