Emmanuel Macron is expected to urge Boris Johnson to abandon his 14-day travel quarantine policy and replace it with a "travel corridor" as the two leaders meet face-to-face on Thursday for the first time since the lockdown began.
France, which has opened its borders to all EU countries, imposed a tit-for-tat "voluntary" quarantine on UK tourists when Britain introduced restrictions on all foreign arrivals from last week.
三级成人视频The controversial policy is expected to be a key issue as the French president visits London to mark the 80th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle's historic broadcast to rally the French Resistance.
三级成人视频After meeting the Prince of Wales at Clarence House in London, Mr Macron heads to Downing Street for a 45-minute meeting with the Prime Minister.
Whilst the agenda has not been published, Mr Johnson said earlier this week he would "obviously" discuss the ability of French and British citizens to "travel freely to and from each other's countries".
When Britain first announced its quarantine policy, there were suggestions that France could be exempted following a phone conversation between Mr Macron and Mr Johnson, but that fell apart after the EU warned it could be open to legal challenge for discriminating against other EU nations.
The UK Government is now negotiating "air bridges" with a handful of European nations, including Portugal, Spain, Greece and Italy, which could be agreed by the time the quarantine policy is reviewed on June 29.
三级成人视频Mr Johnson has faced a fierce backlash from the travel industry and Conservative MPs over the potential damage to the economy and apparent lack of scientific support for quarantine.
三级成人视频Asked about air bridges ahead of the two leaders' meeting, Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary, said: "We're going to look at it very carefully. As we've always said, the quarantine is there to stop the risk of re-infection precisely because we've got Covid down.
三级成人视频"We want to open up as soon as we safely and responsibly can and we will look at all the mechanisms to do so, and of course we'll have a good conversation with the French.
三级成人视频"I'll be in Berlin tomorrow, so we're talking to all of our European partners about these things."
The Foreign Secretary also suggested there was still a risk of legal challenge if the UK opened to a select group of countries.
三级成人视频French officials have stressed that Mr Macron will not broach the state of Brexit talks, since the issue must be handled at a European commission and not bilateral level.
三级成人视频But France is known to be concerned by the lack of progress in the talks, especially on defence co-operation.
Mr Macron and Mr Johnson are expected to discuss the Turkish military intervention in Libya三级成人视频, to which France is vehemently opposed, seeing it as a threat to security across North Africa and the coherence of the western defence alliance Nato.
Ahead of the visit, the hoardings protecting the statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square from protesters were taken down.
三级成人视频Two statues of De Gaulle in France were also vandalised during Black Lives Matter protests. One, in the northern town of Hautmont, was daubed with the word "slaver" and defaced with orange paint. Another, in a Paris suburb, was damaged and covered in yellow paint.
As part of the commemorations, Mr Johnson will announce MBEs for four veterans of the French Resistance, recognising their role in defending the UK and France from Nazi Germany.
Mr Macron, in turn, will give the Légion d’Honneur to the City of London in gratitude for the British role in housing leaders of the resistance and helping direct joint resistance operations inside France with the British Special Operations Executive.
三级成人视频De Gaulle’s broadcast from the BBC to the French nation was made on the same day as Churchill's "finest hour" speech in the Commons.
There had been objections in the British War Cabinet that De Gaulle, a relatively obscure brigadier general, should not be allowed to mount the flag of resistance if there was any chance the government led by Marshal Pétain might, despite its surrender to Germany, act in the interests of the British alliance.
Churchill, asleep in the Commons after his own speech, had to be roused to be told he needed to overcome this internal British opposition to handing De Gaulle such status. De Gaulle had fled to London on June 17, the day before.
In his speech, De Gaulle declared "the last word had not been said, France was not alone and the flame of the French resistance must and shall not go out".
After Mr Johnson and Mr Macron's meeting, the two men are expected to visit the house in which De Gaulle stayed, as well as watch a fly past by the RAF and the French Air Force.