UPDATED 10:16 AM PT – Thursday, November 11, 2021
Kamala Harris attended an Armistice Day ceremony in France observing the end of World War I, which was 110 years ago. She appeared at an event along with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Thursday.
Harris is on a multi-day trip to the European nation, which included a visit to the Suresnes American Cemetery Wednesday. This location is the resting place of nearly 1,600 U.S. soldiers who died in World War I.
More than 1,500 Americans who died during World War I are buried at Suresnes American Cemetery. They were laid to rest here in France, but their spirit lives on in the United States. We honor their sacrifice—and the sacrifice of all of those who have served and continue to serve. pic.twitter.com/RRIjXPdutm
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) November 10, 2021
Harris also held bilateral talks with Macron.
“We have such a long-standing and very important relationship with France, and last night is evidence of the history and also our current relationship and our commitment to a new era,” she stated. “And continuing the partnership to address the challenges we face and also the opportunities of this moment. I really enjoyed the bilaterals because it was comprehensive, it was in-depth. We covered a lot of topics and we came out of it with agreements.”
Harris’ visit to France is considered to be part of an effort to mend ties with the nation amid tensions over a submarine deal with Australia.