UK Prime Minister Theresa May joins Emmanuel Macron on Friday in a Franco-British World War I mecca in the Somme, before a weekend that marks the apotheosis of the 1918 Armistice Centenary.

With this visit, the president's long "memorial roaming", which is often mistreated by the arrests of the French people met, takes on an international and diplomatic dimension that culminates Sunday with the reception of dozens of foreign heads of state in Paris.

In the immediate future, Emmanuel Macron continues to associate the commemorative aspect of his journey and the promotion of his presidential program, particularly in the economic and social fields.

He is expected in the morning in a social center of Lens (Pas-de-Calais), in a region of Hauts-de-France where one million people, out of six million inhabitants, lives below the poverty line ( less than 1.020 € / month). With an unemployment rate of 11.6%, the region is also the most affected by unemployment in mainland France, says the Elysee.

"The Hauts-de-France have paid a heavy price in both wars and have paid a heavy price to deindustrialization," he said Thursday evening in an interview with regional channels North and East of the network France 3.

The Head of State announced the registration of the Sambre-Avesnois-Thiérache territory and the mining area as "demonstration territories" of his plan against poverty.

He then welcomed Theresa May to Albert (Somme), for a working lunch, before visiting with her the Franco-British necropolis of Thiepval. With his wife Brigitte, he will continue at the Historial de Péronne and will conclude a round table with historians of the Great War.

Trump at the Elysee 

Mr. Macron returns to Paris on Friday night before a weekend of commemorations of the Armistice that will end with a Forum for Peace. About sixty world leaders are expected including German Angela Merkel, Russian Vladimir Putin and Turkish Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Saturday morning, he will receive US President Donald Trump at the Elysee, before finding Angela Merkel in the afternoon in the "clearing of the Armistice" in Rethondes in the forest of Compiegne, where was also signed in 1940 by Hitler the capitulation of France. This reunion will symbolize the completion of the process of reconciliation between the two countries, according to the Elysée.

Finally, on Sunday, November 11th, the culmination of the Centenary, will be held the Paris Forum on Peace, in the Grande Halle de la Villette, to "recall the need to defend and strengthen global multilateralism".

 It will bring together many players in global governance - states, international organizations, NGOs, businesses, unions, religious groups - but not Donald Trump, to "present solutions for a better organization of the planet." The event will be concluded by Emmanuel Macron and Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations.

Throughout the week, the journey started Sunday by Emmanuel Macron in the Great East on the tracks of the Great War was enamelled many contacts with the population, sometimes turning to the invective abundantly relayed by the news channels. live and social networks.

Every day, in the crowds he loves, he is confronted with expressions of anger, against the small amount of pensions or the high cost of fuel, to a week of a call to block roads on November 17.

"I never thought it was easy," said the head of state on Thursday, the lowest in the polls - 27% of positive opinions according to the latest Elabe survey: "I was elected by myself shaking and it will continue until the end, because our country can not, for thirty years, be in mass unemployment, and consider that it is well ".

"I am very happy with this homelessness because I am in the country (...) I am capturing lots of things, messages, teachings, I see what works, what is not understood, what do not go fast enough in what is decided, "he pointed out.