Harris, French president to satisfy at NASA headquarters

Vice President Harris and French President Emmanuel Macron will go to NASA headquarters collectively on Wednesday, a White Home official stated Monday.

Macron will likely be in Washington for an official go to with President Biden and Harris, and the journey to NASA is meant to showcase the US and France’s “deepening collaboration on house in assist of Earth, local weather, and house science and house exploration,” in accordance with the official.

The go to will contain celebrating present cooperation in house science, house exploration and utilizing knowledge collected from house to combat local weather change and it comes on the heels of the U.S.-France Complete House Dialogue, which was held in Paris in October.

When Harris was in Paris final yr, she and Macron dedicated to an entire of presidency house dialogue.

The journey to NASA will likely be Macron’s first cease in Washington after arriving on Tuesday night, in accordance with the French Embassy. Afterward Wednesday, Macron is ready to attend a working lunch at NASA on local weather and biodiversity points with members of Congress and key stakeholders on local weather.

A French official informed reporters on Monday that house is without doubt one of the precedence “strategic domains” of the bilateral relationship between France and the U.S., citing Harris’s 2021 go to to Paris as an important image of the significance of laying the groundwork for cooperation between France and the U.S. on house coverage. 

“The U.S. has chosen France, after Japan, as a second companion to have horizontal, international, house dialogue protecting all points of house insurance policies, specifically the commentary of earth and the commentary of the ambiance, instantly linked to the combat in opposition to local weather change,” the official stated. 

Macron on Thursday will take part in a bilateral assembly with Biden, which will likely be adopted by a joint press convention. He’ll then be part of the president for a State Dinner alongside first woman Jill Biden, Brigitte Macron, Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff.

Laura Kelly contributed to this report.