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Trump, Macron to meet press together in France Monday

French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President Donald Trump look on during the family photo session with invited guests at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/Pool

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will participate in a joint news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday at the conclusion of the G7 summit in France, the White House said on Sunday.

The session will take place in Biarritz at 3:30 p.m. (1330 GMT), following the G7 closing session, the White House said in its daily press schedule for Monday. It gave no further details.

Trump, a turbulent presence at last year’s G7 gathering, insisted on Sunday he was getting along well with other leaders of a group that includes Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan.

But rifts emerged on issues from his intensifying trade war with China to the nuclear ambitions of both Iran and North Korea, and the question of whether Russian President Vladimir Putin should be readmitted to the group. Iran’s foreign minister paid a visit to the summit Sunday, in what a White House official called “a surprise.”

Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Editing by Peter Cooney