Trump visits Macron in Paris

President Donald Trump watched U.S. and French soldiers march together through the Paris sunshine on Friday in a double celebration marking 100 years since the United States entered World War One and France’s annual Bastille Day holiday.

Also featuring a bi-national fly-past of American F16 and French Rafale jets symbolizing military cooperation in the Middle East and elsewhere, the occasion followed a day of talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, a first ladies’ tour of Paris, and a dinner for the four at a restaurant in the Eiffel Tower.

“Great evening with President @EmmanuelMacron & Mrs. Macron. Went to Eiffel Tower for dinner. Relationship with France stronger than ever,” Trump wrote in a tweet.

The ceremonies brought to an end a visit Macron needs as a boost to France’s standing on the world stage – one which could also help a U.S. leader left short of international friends by his stance on free trade and climate change.

Trump, also dogged at home by an investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, appeared on Thursday to leave open the door for more talks on the Paris accord which he pulled the United States out of earlier this year. (Reuters)

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Donald Trump waves goodbye

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump board Air Force One at Orly Airport in Paris, Friday, July 14, 2017, en route to Bedminster, N.J., after attending the Bastille Day parade on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

The Macrons watch the Trumps leave

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte watch President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania leaving after the Bastille Day parade in Paris, Friday, July 14, 2017. (Photo: Markus Schreiber/AP)

Donald Trump shakes Emmanuel Macron’s hand

French President Emmanuel Macron (2nd L) shakes hands with President Donald Trump, next to Macron’s wife Brigitte Macron (L) and First Lady Melania Trump during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. (Photo: Christophe Archambault/Pool/Reuters)

After the parade

French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and his wife Brigitte Macron (2nd R) stand with President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump after the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. (Photo: Christophe Archambault/Pool/Reuters)

Standing in front of the U.S. flag

(From right) First Lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron, stand in front of the U.S. national flag held by soldiers, at the end of the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017. (Photo: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images)

Looking up during the parade

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. (Photo: Charles Platiau/Reuters)

French Alphajets fly over

French Alphajets of the Patrouille de France fly over the Champs Elysees avenue, with the Arc de Triomphe in background, during the Bastille Day parade in Paris, Friday, July 14, 2017. (Photo: Markus Schreiber/AP)

Emmanuel Macron points

French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump attend the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. (Photo: Yves Herman/Reuters)

U.S. troops march

U.S. troops, with soldiers wearing WWI helmets, march past French President Emmanuel Macron, his wife Brigitte Macron, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump during the traditional Bastille day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. (Photo: Charles Platiau/Reuters)

Donald Trump looks up

President Donald Trump attends the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. (Photo: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters)

Seen on a giant screen

President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron are seen on a giant screen on the Place de la Concorde as they attend the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Emmanuel Macron holds Donald Trump’s arm

French President Emmanuel Macron, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. (Photo: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters)

The Trumps stand

First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump attend the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. (Photo: Christophe Archambault/Pool/Reuters)

Donald Trump talks with Emmanuel Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron, his wife Brigitte Macron, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and Senate speaker Gerard Larcher attend the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. (Photo: Yves Herman/Reuters)

The Trumps arrive for the parade

President Donald Trump (R) shakes hands as he steps out of the presidential state car called “The Beast” as First Lady Melania Trump (L) kisses Brigitte Macron, wife of French President, ahead of the start of the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017. (Photo: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images)

The illuminated Eiffel Tower

People with umbrellas walk at the Palais de Chaillot near the illuminated Eiffel Tower in Paris on July 13, 2017, as President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron attend a dinner with their wives at the restaurant ‘Le Jules Verne’ on the tower’s second floor. (Photo: Jean-Sebastien Evrard/AFP/Getty Images)

The Macrons and Trumps dine

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron his wife Brigitte Macron, sit for dinner at the Jules Verne Restaurant on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Thursday, July 13, 2017. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Joint press conference

President Donald Trump (L) and French President Emmanuel Macron (R) hold a press conference following meetings at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on July 13, 2017. (Photo: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images)

Handshake

President Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron after a press confrence at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday, July 13, 2017. Trump says the two nations have “occasional disagreements” but that doesn’t disrupt a friendship that dates to the American Revolution. (Photo: Markus Schreiber/AP)

Joint press conference

French President Emmanuel Macron (2nd L) and President Donald Trump (L) hold a press conference following meetings at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on July 13, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Joint press conference

French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and President Donald Trump attend a joint news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, July 13, 2017. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

French police officers

French police officers on a dinghy escort U.S. First Lady and French President’s wife during their boat trop down the river Seine in Paris, on July 13, 2017. (Photo: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP/Getty Images)

Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron after a boat trip

First Lady Melania Trump, right, and French president’s wife Brigitte Macron leave after a boat trip down the River Seine in Paris, Thursday, July 13, 2017. (Photo: Martin Bureau/Pool Photo via AP)

Tourists at Notre Dame Cathedral

Tourists take pictures of First Lady Melania Trump and French president’s wife Brigitte Macron visiting Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Thursday, July 13, 2017. (Photo: Kamil Zihnioglu/AP)

Donald Trump reaches to shake hands

French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump, left, shake hands as they meet at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Thursday, July 13, 2017. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Pool Photo via AP)

Donald Trump’s car is polished

A person cleans the car of President Donald Trump at the Elysee Presidential Palace on July 13, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo: Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)

Protesters hold up placards

Protesters hold a placard reading ‘Pro America – Anti-Trump’ as they gather at the Memorial to the American volunteers at the Place des Etats-Unis in Paris, on July 13, 2017, to demonstrate against the visit of President Donald Trump. (Photo: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP/Getty Images)

Sharing a laugh

French President Emmanuel Macron shares a laugh with President Donald Trump as they arrive at the Elysee Palace on July 13, 2017 in Paris. (Photo: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images)

Donald Trump waves

French President Emmanuel Macron, left, walks as President Donald Trump waves before a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday, July 13, 2017. (Photo: Markus Schreiber/AP)

Donald Trump arrives at the Elysee Palace

President Donald Trump gets out of the car as he arrives at the Elysee Palace on July 13, 2017 in Paris. (Photo: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images)

Tour of Napoleon Bonaparte’s Tomb

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, and his wife Brigitte Macron with David Guillet, Director of the Army Museum, tour Napoleon Bonaparte’s Tomb at Les Invalides in Paris, France, July 13, 2017. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/Pool/Reuters)

Walking together

French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump attend a welcoming ceremony at the Invalides in Paris, France, July 13, 2017. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

After the welcoming ceremony

French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump walk in the courtyard as they leave after a welcoming ceremony at the Invalides in Paris, France, July 13, 2017. (Photo: Charles Platiau/Reuters)

National anthems are played

French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump listen to national anthems as they review troops during a welcoming ceremony at the Invalides in Paris, France, July 13, 2017. (Photo: Yves Herman/Reuters)

Review of the honor guard

French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump, center left, review an honor guard during an official welcoming ceremony in the courtyard of the Invalides in Paris, Thursday, July 13, 2017. (Photo: Matthieu Alexandre/AP)

Brigitte Macron and Melania Trump’s shoes

Brigitte Macron, right, wife of French President Emmanuel Macron, and First Lady MelaniaTrump attend an official welcoming ceremony in the courtyard of the Invalides in Paris, Thursday, July 13, 2017. (Photo:Matthieu Alexandre/AP)

Brigitte Macron and Melania Trump stand together

French President Emmanuel Macron, his wife Brigitte Macron, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend a welcoming ceremony at Les Invalides in Paris, Thursday, July 13, 2017. (Photo: Yves Herman, Pool via AP)

The Macrons welcome the Trumps

French President Emmanuel Macron, right, welcome First Lady Melania Trump while and his wife Brigitte, left, welcomes President Donald Trump at Les Invalides museum in Paris Thursday, July 13, 2017. (Photo: Michel Euler/AP)

Donald Trump’s motorcade arrives

The motorcade carrying President Donald Trump arrives at Les Invalides museum in Paris Thursday, July 13, 2017. (Photo: Michel Euler/AP)

Donald and Melania Trump kiss

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump kiss on the tarmac after they arrive on Air Force One at Orly Airport in Paris, Thursday, July 13, 2017. The president and first lady will attend the Bastille Day parade on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, on Friday, July 14, 2017. The president got into his motorcade vehicle and the first lady went to hers. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

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