The Guatemalan president held a bilateral meeting with the French president, Emmanuel Macron

Guatemala and France have 192 years of diplomatic relations.

by Pamela Contreras

Guatemala City, by Brenda Larios -AGN-. The presidents of Guatemala, Bernardo Arévalo, and France, Emmanuel Macron, respectively, held a bilateral meeting to strengthen ties of friendship and bilateral cooperation as part of the first working visit of the Guatemalan president to Europe.

The French president said on his social networks, “Dear Bernardo, you can count on France’s unconditional support in your struggle for democracy in Guatemala.” He also stated that they will work for a more fair transition on the international scene and closer relations between their countries.

 Official greeting 

As part of his visit to France, President Bernardo Arévalo arrived at the Elysée Palace, the office of the Presidency of the French Republic. The building is located in the 8th District of Paris, on the street of Faubourg Saint-Honoré, and its construction dates back to the 18th century.

President Arévalo received the corresponding honors from his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron. Upon arrival at the French government house, both leaders greeted each other and took the official photo, expressing their desire to continue collaborating as nations.

Guatemala and France commemorated 192 years since establishing diplomatic relations in 2023.


On January 14, the French Embassy in Guatemala congratulated President Arévalo on his inauguration as Guatemala’s new president for a four-year term.

France congratulates President Arévalo’s administration and seeks to consolidate ties between the two countries based on the defense of multilateralism, the promotion of international law, the fight against inequality, and the preservation of the environment and biodiversity.

Frances is committed to support the efforts of Guatemala to strengthen democracy and the rule of law.

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