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Statements by U.S. Officials and French President Hollande

Speakers: Francois Hollande, and Barack Obama
Published February 12, 2014

French President Francois Hollande visited the United States, from February 10-12, 2014. In Washington, President Hollande met with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, directors of the IMF and the World Bank, and several American CEOs.

On February 10, the presidents published an op-ed, "France and the U.S. enjoy a renewed alliance," discussing the U.S.-French collaborations in relation to negotiating with Iran, building economic partnerships, fighting terrorism, and addressing climate change. During a joint press conference, they discussed Syria, the countries' different approaches to Iran, National Security Agency intelligence on France, and the Transatlantic Trade Agreement. Several fact sheets were released, detailing U.S.-French partnerships in science and technology, energy, student exchanges, security cooperation, and economic and commercial issues.

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