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Trump calls off US military cemetery visit due to bad weather

AFP  |  Paris 

US on Saturday called off a trip to a World War I US military cemetery in because of bad weather, the said.

After talks with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, Trump cancelled his visit to Belleau Wood battlefield and cemetery 80 kilometres (50 miles) northeast of because of "scheduling and logistical difficulties caused by the weather," his administration said.

He and his wife were to have flown to the site of a 1918 battle led by US Marines against German forces.

A US delegation led by Chief of and of the Joint Chiefs of will visit the cemetery instead, the added.

Trump was due to join other world leaders for dinner at the art museum Saturday evening, before visiting another American cemetery that holds war dead, at Suresnes, in the suburbs, Sunday morning.

Some 70 leaders will gather at 11 am Sunday local time) at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris, to mark the 100th annniversary of the end of World War I.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 19:05 IST