French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, welcome U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Biarritz lighthouse, as the Group of Seven summit opens, Saturday, August 24. (AFP)

U.S. President Donald Trump has arrived in Biarritz, France, to attend the Group of 7 summit, a meeting of the world’s most advanced democracies.

Immediately after his arrival on Saturday, Trump had lunch with French President Emmanuel Macron. The two leaders reiterated their desire to work together as they discuss a range of issues including climate change, Syria, North Korea, Ukraine and Iran this weekend.

Macron called Trump his “special guest.” Dismissing reports of a rift with his host, Trump said that he and Macron “actually have a lot in common” and “have been friends a long time.”

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