Youth Ambassadors Graduation

Ambassador McCourt hosted a graduation ceremony at the George Marshall Center for the 2019 Youth Ambassadors for Community Service program. The 36 participants travelled to Paris from all over France to participated in a weekend-long program with the Youth Ambassador Alumni Association, and the Embassy’s program partners at the DIECFOM (délégation interministerielle pour l’égalité des …

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NBA Reception

During NBA Paris Week, Ambassador McCourt hosted a reception at the Talleyrand to honor the launching of the Basket Africa League. The Ambassador also attended the January 24 Game – Première in Paris, at the Accor Hôtel Arena, and participated in a youth outreach event with NBA player Rony Turiaf.

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LVMH Texas Factory Opening

Ambassador McCourt celebrated the opening of Louis Vuitton’s factory in Texas, its third investment in the United States.She shared the occasion with President Trump, Ivanka Trump, and LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault. The Ambassador is proud of the strong bilateral economic relationship, evidenced by the 725,000 American jobs created by French investment.  

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G7 Presidential Visit

Ambassador McCourt welcomed President Trump and the First Lady to Biarritz for the 2019 G7 Summit. She also had the opportunity to engage with Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Senior Advisor Jared Kushner, and National Security Advisor John Bolton on a number of policy priorities.

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Southern Landings Commemoration

Ambassador McCourt attended the ceremony at the French WWII cemetery Necropole Boulouris to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Southern Landings, the operation to open a second front in France after the successful D-Day landings in Normandy two months earlier. This ceremony, presided over by President Macron, honored in particular the French and African soldiers …

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Paris Air Show US Pavillion Inaguration

Ambassador McCourt inaugurated and toured the USA Partnership Pavilion at the Paris Air Show, which featured 300 American companies. The Ambassador was a featured speaker at the Aerospace Industries Association’s gala networking event, where the embassy welcomed a Congressional Delegation led by Senator Richard Shelby, the Administrators of the FAA and NASA, along with the …

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D-Day 75 Commemoration and Presidential Visit

President Donald Trump led a delegation of Cabinet Secretaries, Generals and other senior civilian and military officials to France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Other high-level American attendees included Speaker Nancy Pelosi who led the largest overseas Congressional Delegation in history with 62 Representatives and 17 Senators who came to pay their respects. …

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Ambassador Jamie D. McCourt U.S.: Mission France Policy Priorities – Four Pillars of Action

“My vision for U.S. Mission France is to achieve President Trump’s core foreign policy goals in cooperation with French partners: Security and Prosperity for the American people at home and abroad” – Ambassador Jamie D. McCourt Four pillars of action to support this diplomatic platform: Ensuring Security through Policy Engagement The safety of American citizens is …

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Hyper Cacher Attack Commemoration

Ambassador McCourt attended the memorial ceremony in honor of the victims of the January 2015 terrorist attack against the Hyper Cacher kosher market. She and Israeli Ambassador to France Aliza Bin-Noun jointly lit a candle in memory of the Pittsburgh synagogue attack.

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Armistice Presidential Visit

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump traveled to Paris, France, from November 9 to 11, 2018. Welcomed at the airport by Ambassador McCourt, the President joined President Emmanuel Macron of France and other world leaders in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, which brought an end to hostilities in World War …

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Google Art and Culture Lab Visit

Ambassador McCourt visited Google’s Arts and Culture lab in Paris to see how U.S. companies like Google are bringing the tech and creative communities together in developing innovative ways to experience art and culture, meeting with Google employees and catching up with Google France’s Managing Director Sébastien Missoffee.

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Station F Visit

Ambassador McCourt visited Station F and met with its founder Xavier Niel, as well as Station F’s Director Roxanne Varza. The visit highlighted the Mission’s commitment to entrepreneurship and to fostering bilateral collaboration to help young people launch startups.

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Deauville Film Festival

Ambassador McCourt joined Mayor Philippe Augier to open the 44th edition of the Deauville American Film Festival. In her remarks, Ambassador McCourt praised the long-standing French-American cooperation in cinematic production. Coordinated by the U.S. Consulate in Rennes and the U.S. Embassy in Paris, the participation of Ambassador McCourt reaffirmed the strength and importance of Franco-American …

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Independence Day Celebration 2018 – Laissez les bons temps rouler!

On June 28, 2018, the U.S. Ambassador to the French Republic and Principality of Monaco, Jamie McCourt, hosted her first Independence Day Reception in celebration of the 242nd anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The celebration brought together several hundred guests to the Hotel de Pontalba, which previously served as the 18th …

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USS Truman Fly-out

The US Navy aircraft carrier USS Truman conducted training with U.S. and French pilots off the coast of Lorient, France as part of the U.S. Navy’s strong partnership with the French Navy. Ambassador McCourt flew to the USS Truman to meet with the leadership and crew of the ship, as well as with senior French …

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Remarks by Ambassador McCourt at Utah Beach Ceremony, June 6, 2018

Remarks by Ambassador McCourt Utah Beach Ceremony June 6, 2018, at Utah Beach, Normandy   Les plages devraient toujours nous rappeler des lieux paisibles où les familles se retrouvent, où les enfants nagent et jouent, et où les amoureux se tiennent par la main. Elles occupent une place spéciale dans nos cœurs et nos esprits. …

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Ambassador McCourt participated to the State Dinner organized during President Macron’s State Visit to the U.S.

Ambassador McCourt participated to the State Dinner organized during President Macron’s State Visit to the U.S. It was a great opportunity to catch up with two friends Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury and Ambassador John Bolton, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.

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Ambassador McCourt presents her credentials to H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco

On March 16th,  2018, Ambassador Jamie McCourt, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America, presented her credentials to H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince. She was then welcomed to the residence of H.E. the Minister of State for a dinner hosted by H.S.H. Prince Albert II. Surrounding H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince, from left to …

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“Mary Cassatt, an American impressionist in Paris”

On March 8th, 2018, Ambassador Jamie McCourt attended the opening of the first major retrospective “Mary Cassatt, an American impressionist in Paris” at the Jacquemart-André museum. Born into a wealthy family of American bankers with French origins, Mary Cassatt spent a few years in France during her childhood, continuing her studies at the Pennsylvania Fine Arts …

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Ambassador Jamie McCourt’s visit to the Salon de l’Agriculture (annual agriculture trade show)

On February 26, 2018, for the first time Ambassador Jamie McCourt was at the Salon de l’Agriculture for a captivating visit of this vast showcase of French agriculture. This visit provided an opportunity to meet many actors of this activity and have a unique look at the dynamism and wealth of France’s heritage. France is …

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Ambassador Jamie McCourt meets with Mounir Mahjoubi, State Secretary for Digital Technology

On February 16, 2018  Ambassador Jamie McCourt met with Mounir Mahjoubi, State Secretary for Digital Technology for the Prime Minister, to look at Franco-American cooperation in the digital economy and how digital technology promotes entrepreneurship and insertion that benefit society and the economy.

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Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson travels to Paris, France

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson travels to London, Paris, Warsaw, and Davos January 21-27. On Tuesday morning, in Paris, the Secretary will meet with French Foreign Minister Le Drian to discuss Syria, Iran, Lebanon, Libya, DPRK, and Ukraine. The Secretary will participate in Paris in a signing ceremony for the launch of the International Partnership Against Impunity …

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U.S. Businesses Lead the Way in the Fight Against Climate Change

U.S. Businesses Lead the Way in the Fight Against Climate Change Op-Ed by U.S. Ambassador to France and Monaco Jane D.  Hartley, the Huffington Post, November 4, 2016 If markets and businesses thrive on certainty, as the old adage goes, then they should be pleased with the latest developments on fighting climate change. For it …

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What’s next for the Paris climate agreement?

It could have taken years. But after more than 190 countries signed the historic Paris climate agreement  in December 2015, bringing the accord into force took months. On October 5, enough countries had formally ratified the accord for the Paris agreement to go into effect. President Obama hailed the achievement, saying “ The world meets the moment. ” Does that mean the world is safe from the intense droughts, …

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240th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America

This year, the culinary arts element of the festivities was a celebration of Franco-American friendship and consisted of thirty-four chefs, working with exclusively American products and in cooperation with the Ferrandi and Santos Dumont hotel schools. We would like to thank the Blois-Agglopolys Library and the community of Blois for allowing us to display an …

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“America and France stand together”

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to France Jane Hartley at the 2016 American Independence Day Celebration, Paris, France,  June 27, 2016 Ministers, Ambassadors, Madame Prime Minister, Deputies, Senators, Generals, Mayors, Ladies and Gentlemen, Honored guests, dear friends and family, particularly my son, who’s here from London… Welcome…..bienvenue …..Je suis ravie de vous recevoir ce soir. It’s a …

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Statement by Ambassador Jane D. Hartley on the Tragedy in Orlando

This afternoon, I had the honor of receiving President Hollande and Prime Minister Valls at the U.S. Embassy where the President signed a condolence book in memory of those people tragically killed yesterday in Orlando, Florida. The President and Prime Minister’s visit to express their personal sympathy and their country’s solidarity with the United States …

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Ipsos Colloquium on French and U.S. Presidential Elections

U.S. Ambassador to France and Monaco, Jane D. Hartley, met with Henri Wallard, Ipsos deputy CEO, Brice Teinturier, Ipsos France deputy CEO and Clifford Young, U.S Public Affairs president at a seminar on the upcoming presidential elections in the United States and France. IPSOS’ professionalism and rigorous analysis were helpful to explore the similarities and differences …

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D-Day Commemorations in Normandy

After a tribute to American soldiers at Pointe du Hoc, Jane D. Hartley , U.S. Ambassador to France participated to the international commemoration at Port-en -Bessin where she gave a speech honoring the veterans. “We must pass on to younger generations what these men have taught themselves the pain and sacrifice – is that unless …

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Secretary Kerry in Paris, June 2-4, 2016

Secretary Kerry traveled to Paris, France, June 2–4. The Secretary participated in the French-hosted ministerial on Middle East peace, and met separately with Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault to discuss the Counter-ISIL Coalition efforts in Iraq and Syria, as well as a host of other issues. 06/04/16   Remarks Before Meeting With French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault ;  Secretary of State John Kerry; MFA Convention Center; Paris, France …

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Future Tennis Champions in Aubervilliers

On May 25, U.S. Ambassador to France, Jane D. Hartley, inaugurated two outdoor tennis courts completely renovated at the CMA Municipal Tennis Club of Aubervilliers, with Ms. Meriem Derkaoui, mayor of Aubervilliers. This renovation project initiated by the Ambassador, was made possible through the support of the city of Aubervilliers, the French Tennis Federation, BNP …

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150th Anniversary of U.S. Consulate General in Strasbourg

Ambassador of the United States in France, Jane Hartley, was travelling in Alsace this week to celebrate the 150 years of the U.S. Consulate General in Strasbourg. On this occasion, President Obama signed a letter to mark the 150 years of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Alsatian city. Discover the letter here: …

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