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Trump to meet Macron
WASHINGTON, Nov 8: US President Donald Trump will meet on Saturday with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in Paris on the sidelines of World War I commemoration ceremonies.
The two leaders were to discuss notably "the situation in Syria" and "the threat posed by Iran," a White House official said Wednesday on condition of anonymity.
The tete-a-tete is the only bilateral meeting slated for Trump's Paris trip, according to the official.
The Kremlin had evoked the possibility of talks between Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin, but Trump said Wednesday no such meeting was planned.
The US president, along with his wife Melania, will be among leaders of at least 60 countries expected in Paris on Sunday to kick off the commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the war. -AFP