Desfile militar en Francia con Trump como invitado de honor (fotos)

Two F22 of the US Air Force fly over the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017, during the Bastille Day military parade.  Bastille Day, the French National Day, is held annually each July 14, to commemorate the storming of the Bastille fortress in 1789. This years parade on Paris's Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Etienne LAURENT
/ AFP PHOTO / POOL / Etienne LAURENT

 

 

Aislado en la escena internacional pero “amigo” de Francia, Donald Trump asistía el viernes en París al tradicional desfile militar del 14 de julio junto al presidente Emmanuel Macron que viajará después a Niza (sur) para conmemorar el primer aniversario del atentado que dejó 86 muertos.

El presidente estadounidense, de visita en Francia desde el jueves, es el invitado de honor del desfile de los Campos Elíseos en la capital francesa que conmemora este año el centenario de la entrada de Estados Unidos en la Primera Guerra Mundial.

En total, 3.720 militares, 211 vehículos, 241 caballos, 63 aviones y 29 helicópteros participan en el desfile, el primero que preside Macron, quien asumió la presidencia de Francia en mayo.

Los “Sammies” -el nombre con el que se designaba a los soldados estadounidenses que combatieron en el primer conflicto mundial- abrieron el desfile poco después de las 08H00 GMT.

“Esta es una celebración nacional maravillosa. Estamos muy contentos de participar”, declaró entusiasta el jueves Donald Trump durante una conferencia de prensa conjunta con Macron en el palacio del Elíseo.

“Nuestras dos naciones están unidas, juntas, para siempre, en el espíritu de la revolución y de la lucha por la libertad”, agregó.

Macron dará un breve discurso tras el desfile, desde la tribuna presidencial, para “recordar el significado de esta fiesta nacional, que ahora es también el aniversario de un atentado que enlutó Francia”, indicaron fuentes de su círculo.

Hace un año, precisamente durante las celebraciones de esta fiesta nacional, un extremista embistió con un camión a una multitud en la ciudad de Niza, en el sureste de Francia, que se había congregado para admirar un espectáculo de fuegos artificiales, dejando 86 muertos y 450 heridos.

Este año, en lugar del tradicional espectáculo de fuegos artificiales, la célebre avenida marítima de Niza, que fue blanco del ataque de 2016, habrá velas, un libro de oro y un discurso solemne del presidente Emmanuel Macron.

El ataque fue reivindicado por el Estado Islámico (EI) pero la investigación no logró confirmar ninguna conexión entre el grupo yihadista y el autor del atentado, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, un tunecino de 31 años, abatido por la policía.

Nueve personas siguen detenidas en relación a este ataque, por haber presuntamente ayudado al sospechoso a obtener armas.

– Relación ‘inquebrantable’ –

El desfile de este año se produce en un clima de tensión entre el jefe del Estado francés y el jefe del estado mayor del ejército, el general Pierre de Villiers, que criticó los recortes presupuestarios previstos por Macron para 2017 que afectarán a la defensa.

Pese a esto, la ministra de la Defensa Florence Parly indicó el viernes que el general de Villiers asistiría al desfile junto al presidente.

Tras las festividades en París, Macron viajará a Niza donde se reunirá con las familias enlutadas por el ataque. Un desfile militar tendrá lugar antes de la ceremonia solemne en honor a las víctimas, que será retransmitida en pantallas gigantes.

Por la noche habrá un concierto, que cerrará con una ceremonia en la que se soltarán globos y se prenderán 86 luces en honor a las víctimas.

Francia, en estado de emergencia desde los atentados de París de noviembre de 2015, celebrará su fiesta nacional bajo estrictas medidas de seguridad. Alrededor de 86.000 policías, además de 7.000 militares y 44.000 bomberos, fueron desplegados en todo el territorio.

La ola de atentados yihadistas que ha sacudido Francia ha dejado 239 muertos en ocho ataques desde enero 2015, y varios ataques han sido frustrados en los últimos meses.

Donald Trump, acompañado en su viaje por su esposa Melania, regresará este viernes a Estados Unidos, en plena tormenta política por una presunta colusión con Rusia durante las elecciones presidenciales de 2016.

En momentos en que Trump se encuentra aislado en la escena internacional, Macron extendió al presidente estadounidense la alfombra roja en esta vista en la que ambos hicieron hincapié en la relación “inquebrantable” que los une, pese a sus numerosos desacuerdos, sobre todo sobre el clima.

“No debemos olvidar que nuestra Historia nos supera (…) Y las peripecias de nuestras personalidades o temperamentos (…) no deben hacernos olvidar esto”, señaló Macron el jueves.

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(Bottom row, from R) French President and Senate President Gerard Larcher, wife of French President Brigitte Macron, French President Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump, US First Lady Melania Trump, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and French Defence Minister Florence Parly watch as members of the Polytechnic School (Ecole Polytechnique) march during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017. The parade on Paris's Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / joel SAGET
 / AFP PHOTO / joel SAGET
A general view shows troops and helicopters parading during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017. The parade on Paris's Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARD
A general view shows troops and helicopters parading during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017.
The parade on Paris’s Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARD
French troops parade during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017. The parade on Paris's Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARD
French troops parade during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017.
The parade on Paris’s Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARD
French troops parade during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017. The parade on Paris's Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARD
French troops parade during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017.
The parade on Paris’s Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARD
F16 fighter jets of the US Airforce fly over head during the annual Bastille Day parade in French capital Paris on July 14, 2017. The parade on Paris's Champs-Elysees commemorates the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT
F16 fighter jets of the US Airforce fly over head during the annual Bastille Day parade in French capital Paris on July 14, 2017.
The parade on Paris’s Champs-Elysees commemorates the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT
French President Emmanuel Macron (L) gestures next to US President Donald Trump during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017. The parade on Paris's Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARD
French President Emmanuel Macron (L) gestures next to US President Donald Trump during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017.
The parade on Paris’s Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARD
(L-R) Brigitte Macron, wife of French President, French President Emmanuel Macron , US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump stand during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017. The parade on Paris's Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARD
(L-R) Brigitte Macron, wife of French President, French President Emmanuel Macron , US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump stand during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017.
The parade on Paris’s Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARD
US President Donald Trump (R) and French President Emmanuel Macron shake hands at the end of the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017. The parade on Paris's Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARD
US President Donald Trump (R) and French President Emmanuel Macron shake hands at the end of the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017.
The parade on Paris’s Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARD
(RtoL) US First Lady Melania Trump, US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron, stand in front of the US 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. The parade on Paris's Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARD
(RtoL) US First Lady Melania Trump, US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron, stand in front of the US 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.
The parade on Paris’s Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARD
(From L) US First Lady Melania Trump, US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron leave the tribune after attending the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017. The parade on Paris's Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / joel SAGET
(From L) US First Lady Melania Trump, US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron leave the tribune after attending the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017.
The parade on Paris’s Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / joel SAGET
Two F22 of the US Air Force fly over the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017, during the Bastille Day military parade. Bastille Day, the French National Day, is held annually each July 14, to commemorate the storming of the Bastille fortress in 1789. This years parade on Paris's Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Etienne LAURENT
Two F22 of the US Air Force fly over the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017, during the Bastille Day military parade.
Bastille Day, the French National Day, is held annually each July 14, to commemorate the storming of the Bastille fortress in 1789. This years parade on Paris’s Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Etienne LAURENT
(Bottom row, from R) French President Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump, US First Lady Melania Trump, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and French Defence Minister Florence Parly attend the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017. The parade on Paris's Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / joel SAGET
(Bottom row, from R) French President Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump, US First Lady Melania Trump, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and French Defence Minister Florence Parly attend the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017.
The parade on Paris’s Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / joel SAGET
Brigitte Macron, wife of French President, (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump stand during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017. The parade on Paris's Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARD
Brigitte Macron, wife of French President, (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump stand during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017.
The parade on Paris’s Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARD
(FromL) French Defence Minister Florence Parly, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, US President Donald Trump and his wife First Lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron and Senate President Gerard Larcher listen to the US national anthem during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017. The parade on Paris's Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB
(FromL) French Defence Minister Florence Parly, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, US President Donald Trump and his wife First Lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron and Senate President Gerard Larcher listen to the US national anthem during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017.
The parade on Paris’s Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech next to his wife Brigitte Macron at the end of the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech next to his wife Brigitte Macron at the end of the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
A camouflaged special forces member attends the traditional Bastille day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
A camouflaged special forces member attends the traditional Bastille day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
The moon is seen near the group statues on the facade Grand Palais during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
The moon is seen near the group statues on the facade Grand Palais during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly over Paris during the traditional Bastille Day military parade, France, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly over Paris during the traditional Bastille Day military parade, France, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
French President Emmanuel Macron kisses U.S. First Lady Melania Trump as his wife Brigitte Macron looks on and next to U.S. President Donald Trump at the end of the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
French President Emmanuel Macron kisses U.S. First Lady Melania Trump as his wife Brigitte Macron looks on and next to U.S. President Donald Trump at the end of the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
French President Emmanuel Macron, his wife Brigitte Macron, U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump stand in front of the American flag at the end of the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
French President Emmanuel Macron, his wife Brigitte Macron, U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump stand in front of the American flag at the end of the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
U.S. President Donald Trump waves at the end of the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
U.S. President Donald Trump waves at the end of the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
U.S. President Donald Trump (2ndL) and First Lady Melania Trump bid adieu after viewing France's Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees as the guests of French President Emmanuel Macron (L) and his wife Brigitte Macron, in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Crowley/Pool
U.S. President Donald Trump (2ndL) and First Lady Melania Trump bid adieu after viewing France’s Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees as the guests of French President Emmanuel Macron (L) and his wife Brigitte Macron, in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Crowley/Pool
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump stand in front of the American flag at the end of the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump stand in front of the American flag at the end of the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump stand in front of the American flag at the end of the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump stand in front of the American flag at the end of the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes