69 foreign leaders have lunch at the Elysée Palace after paying tribute to Jacques Chirac

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After paying tribute to Jacques Chirac in the church of Saint-Sulpice, Emmanuel Macron received guests at the Elysée Palace, among the current and past foreign leaders who came to Paris.

Former US President Bill Clinton, who had sited in the church next to Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, was warmly welcomed by French President and his wife Brigitte Macron. Both have welcomed the two predecessors of the head of state, Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande, who will chair two tables with a few guests.

The menu, created by the chef of the Elysée Guillaume Gomez, was designed with a few glances at the late president: a correlzienne salad, in particular, was served in dishes made during Jacques Chirac’s two terms, between 1995 and 2007.

Emmanuel Macron had lunch at the table of Bill Clinton and former Senegalese President Abdou Diouf, Lebanese Prime Ministers Saad Hariri and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, Italian and Congolese Presidents Sergio Mattarella and Denis Sassou N’Guesso, but also two crowned heads, King Abdullah of Jordan and the Grand Duke of Luxembourg.

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