The Head of State laid a wreath and gathered in front of the statue of Georges Clemenceau on the Champs-Élysées, a few meters from the presidential palace.
He then reviewed the troops in Place Charles-de-Gaulle then rekindled the flame of the unknown soldier under the Arc de Triomphe, before calling the names of the soldiers who died for France since November 11, 2021.
The Head of State was welcomed at the Etoile by Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne, Minister for the Armed Forces Sébastien Lecornu, Secretaries of State Sarah El Haïry (Youth and Universal National Service) and Patricia Mirallès (Veterans and Remembrance ), and the army chief of staff Thierry Burkhard.
The ceremony was attended by former President Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the National Assembly Yaël Braun-Pivet, President of the Senate Gérard Larcher and Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, whom the French President greeted accompanied by his Argentinian counterpart. Alberto Fernández.
Friday afternoon, Mr. Macron will participate in the Forum for Peace which is being held at the Palais-Brongniart, before a closing dinner scheduled at the Élysée.
Ms. Borne, for her part, will preside over the celebration of the Armistice in the clearing of Compiègne (Oise) where the armistice was signed on November 11, 1918 between France and its allies, and Germany, putting an end to the fighting. of the First World War.