President Joe Biden will not be the only member of his administration meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. The Hill has revealed that Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with Macron at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.
“[The meeting will highlight France and America’s] deepening collaboration on space in support of Earth, climate, and space science and space exploration,” a White House official said, per The Hill.
French representatives have echoed the sentiments of the Biden administration. According to one official, space is one of the “strategic domains” of the partnership between the two countries.
“The U.S. has chosen France, after Japan, as a second partner to have horizontal, global, space dialogue covering all aspects of space policies, in particular the observation of earth and the observation of the atmosphere, directly linked to the fight against climate change,” a French official said, per The Hill.
One day after meeting with Harris, Macron will participate in a meeting with President Joe Biden. From there, Macron and Biden will join Harris, First Lady Jill Biden and Harris’ husband, Doug Emhoff, for a dinner at the White House. Grammy Award winner Jon Batiste is expected to perform at the meeting of international officials.