Bush leaves France after D-Day commemorations

7th June 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, June 6 (AFP) - US President George W. Bush flew out of Paris' Orly airport for the United States at 7:20 pm (1720 GMT) on Sunday after attending ceremonies to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, airport officials said.

PARIS, June 6 (AFP) - US President George W. Bush flew out of Paris' Orly airport for the United States at 7:20 pm (1720 GMT) on Sunday after attending ceremonies to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, airport officials said.

Bush and French President Jacques Chirac stood side-by-side during the ceremonies on Sunday, renewing their vows of friendship in a shared homage to the men who died fighting to liberate Europe from Nazi occupation.

The US and French presidents, who held their first talks in nine months on Saturday, hailed the importance of ties between their countries, skirting recent strains over the US-led invasion of Iraq, which France opposed.

© AFP

Subject: French news

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