"We are gathered together at this hallowed resting place to pay tribute to the fearless Americans who gave their last breath in that mighty struggle", Mr. Trump said at the Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial in the suburbs of Paris, where more than 1,500 Americans who died in the war are buried.
He urged the leaders present to promise their peoples that the resurgent "old demons" would not be able to return, sowing "chaos and death".
The relationship between Trump and Macron has soured as the US President has promoted an "America First" foreign policy that has unsettled allies on trade and defence.
French President Emmanuel Macron.
France-and Macron-are taking the lead to empower a global "resistance" of multilateralists hoping to salvage, or rebuild, a dwindling rules-based order.
Cameras at the event captured Trump and Putin briefly shaking hands after Putin arrived.
"This was a war in which India was not directly involved yet our soldiers fought world over, just for the cause of peace", Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter.
"By putting our own interests first, with no regard to others, we erase the very thing that a nation holds dearest, and the thing that keeps it alive: its moral values", Macron said.Читайте также: Joe Perry hospitalized after Billy Joel jam at NYC venue
The message was both a call to learn the lessons of 1918, when an armistice was signed that led to another world war with two decades, and a rebuke to present-day leaders who shun the global order in favour of protectionist, nativist policies.
Despite maximum security in a city repeatedly targeted by jihadists since 2015, a protester from the radical feminist group Femen managed to jump over a barricade and got within metres of President Trump's motorcade as he made his way up the Champs-Elysees.
After the ceremony, which ended with Macron lighting anew the flame at the Arc de Triomphe´s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the leaders headed for lunch at the presidential palace.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier became the first German leader to take part in the service, which was also attended by Prime Minister Theresa May. At least one topless woman ran into the street and shouted "fake peace maker", at the cars.
The Veterans Day speech came a day after Mr. Trump was criticized for failing to visit a different American cemetery about 60 miles outside of Paris Saturday because rain grounded the helicopter he had planned to take.
When asked about the criticism, the White House pointed its initial statement on the matter. The American president has proudly declared himself a nationalist.
"I want to speak of my concerns that are mixed in with today's commemoration, the concern that national blinders are spreading again, that actions are taken as if to simply ignore our mutual dependencies, relationships and binding ties", Dr Merkel said.
Trump spoke during a WWI centennial at the Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial where more than 1,500 USA military servicemen are buried.
Trudeau, who is on a 10-day trip across Europe and Asia, will come face-to-face with three of the nations sowing tension: Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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