US Vice-President Kamala Harris will travel to Paris in mid-November to attend the Peace Forum in particular, a French diplomatic source said on Friday (October 22nd) confirming information from the
Journal du Dimanche
Kamala Harris will be in Paris on November 11
" for the opening of the Paris Peace Forum, this source confirmed to AFP, without further details.
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This visit will be part of a warming phase between Paris and Washington after the crisis caused by the announcement on September 15 of a new alliance between the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. This partnership, called AUKUS, aroused rare anger from France because it torpedoed a mega-contract for French submarines with the Australians.
A phone call from Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron, a week later, made it possible to initiate a relaxation which must be materialized by a meeting of the two heads of state on the occasion of the G20 summit at the end of October in Rome.
During this telephone interview, on September 22, the tenant of the White House had publicly made amends on the method.
And the two heads of state have launched a "
process of in-depth consultations
" to restore a hard-seated trust between Paris and Washington.
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Dozens of heads of state and government officials, business leaders and actors of civil society are expected, in virtual or face-to-face, for this fourth edition of the Peace Forum, which will be held from November 11 to 13 and will carry this year on reducing global fractures.