Trump, Macron stress ties on D-Day anniversary

The leaders of the US and France emphasized the deep ties between the countries on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day operation, which helped bring an end to World War Two.

Allied troops landed on Normandy beaches in northwestern France on June 6, 1944. The amphibious invasion led to the liberation of the country from Nazi Germany.

US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron attended a memorial ceremony at a US war cemetery in Normandy on Thursday. The leaders each gave a speech.

Macron said France will never forget the Allied troops who fought to liberate the nation. He expressed hopes to strengthen the relationship with the US.

Trump said the “cherished alliance was forged in the heat of battle, tested in the trials of war, and proven in the blessings of peace.” He added that the “bond is unbreakable.”

The occasion was an opportunity for the two leaders to stress ties that bind after recent clashes over trade, climate change, and Iran’s nuclear program.

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