French President Emmanuel Macron will head to Louisiana on Friday to celebrate longstanding cultural ties and to discuss energy policy, AP reports.
Macron’s office said he will meet with political leaders and is scheduled to see the historic French Quarter, the heart of the city.
The Advocate reported that the visit will be the first by a French president since Valery Giscard d’Estaing traveled to Lafayette and New Orleans in 1976.
The only other French president to visit Louisiana was Charles de Gaulle in 1960. Macron is planning to go to Jackson Square in New Orleans, where he will be welcomed by Mayor LaToya Cantrell.
He will then head to the Historic New Orleans Collection to discuss climate change impacts with Gov. John Bel Edwards.
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