Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Germany, France, Italy, and the Vatican

Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Press Statement June 18, 2021 Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel to Berlin, Paris, Rome, the Vatican, Bari, and Matera, June 22-29. In Berlin, the Secretary will attend the Second Berlin Conference on Libya to support national elections in December and the withdrawal of foreign forces. …

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President Biden’s Meeting with President Macron

Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with President Emmanuel Macron of France White House – June 12, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met today with President Emmanuel Macron on the margins of the G7 Summit. The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to deepening our bilateral ties and to the Transatlantic alliance. They highlighted their dedication …

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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor J. Sullivan’s Bilateral Meeting with French National Security Advisor E. Bonne

White House, JUNE 03, 2021 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES Today, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met in Washington with Emmanuel Bonne, National Security Advisor to the President of France, to exchange views on a range of shared global policy issues. They talked about the upcoming G7 leaders meeting and NATO Summit. Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Bonne …

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Joint Statement of the United States and France Energy Ministers on Energy Technology and Policy Resolve

The following is the text of a joint statement by the Energy Ministries of the Governments of France and the United States of America. Minister Barbara Pompili of the French Ministry for the Ecological Transition and Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm of the United States Department of Energy issued a joint statement today: France and the …

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Vice President Kamala Harris’ Call with President Emmanuel Macron of France

Readout provided by the White House. February 15, 2021. Vice President Kamala Harris spoke today with President Emmanuel Macron of France, and expressed her commitment to strengthening bilateral ties between the United States and France and to revitalizing the transatlantic alliance. Vice President Harris and President Macron agreed on the need for close bilateral and …

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Joint Statement by Secretary Blinken’s and French Foreign Minister Le Drian

February 4, 2021  Six months after the August 4 explosion which occurred in the Port of Beirut, causing hundreds of casualties and significant damage, France and the United States reiterate their full unambiguous support to the Lebanese people.  As we have done since the explosion, including with the United Nations, our partners and the Lebanese …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with French Foreign Minister Le Drian

State Department Office of the Spokesperson January 27, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian today to discuss ways to renew and further strengthen the Transatlantic relationship.  The Secretary emphasized the U.S. desire to work with France, our oldest …

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Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with President Emmanuel Macron of France

White House Statements and Releases january 24, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Emmanuel Macron of France to express his desire to strengthen bilateral ties with our oldest ally. President Biden also stressed his commitment to bolstering the transatlantic relationship, including through NATO and the United States’ partnership with the European …

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Sister-region agreement between the state of Maryland and Hauts-de-France

On December 2, Ambassador McCourt hosted President of Hauts-de-France Xavier Bertrand for the signing of a sister-region agreement with the state of Maryland.  The event was virtually connected to the French Embassy in Washington where Ambassador Etienne hosted Maryland Governor Hogan.  The agreement will strengthen ties encouraging cooperation on agriculture, life-sciences, and tourism and create …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with French Foreign Minister Le Drian

Office of the spokesperson November 16, 2020 The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with French President Emmanuel Macron today in Paris, France.  Secretary Pompeo and President Macron discussed significant threats to global security, efforts to counter violent extremism, Iran’s destabilizing behavior, and Hizballah’s malign …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo with Lea Salame of France Inter

INTERVIEW MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE Via Teleconference September 15, 2020 QUESTION:  Good morning and welcome, Mike Pompeo.  We’re very happy to have you on air, Mr. Secretary of State, on the leading radio show in France. You have been exerting maximum pressure on Iran for three years.  This country lost 80 percent of …

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Joint Statement of the United States and France on the Strategic Dialogue

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  MEDIA NOTE June 17, 2020 Joint Statement of the United States and France on the Strategic Dialogue The following is the text of a joint statement by the Governments of the United States of America and France. Begin text: France and the United States …

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U.S. and French colleagues work together on COVID-19 cure

By Noelani Kirschner – Mar 26, 2020 Two scientists who met through the J. William Fulbright international exchange program are part of a worldwide hunt to find existing drugs that can be used to treat the COVID-19 virus. As a U.S.-France Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair in spring 2015, Benjamin R. tenOever first worked with Marco Vignuzzi’s laboratory at …

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Press Statement by Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo on the Occasion of France’s National Day

State Department JULY 14, 2019 Today, I congratulate France on the celebration of Bastille Day. France is one of our closest allies, with 230 years of friendship between our two nations. France’s support was instrumental in the success of the American Revolution, and those bonds hold strong to this day. Most recently, France hosted our …

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Remarks by President Trump at the Suresnes American Cemetery

REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AT THE AMERICAN COMMEMORATION CEREMONY HOSTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION Suresnes American Cemetery, Suresnes, France November 11, 2018 – 4:14 P.M. CEST PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you.  Thank you very much, everybody.  Thank you very much.  Please. Major General Matz, I want to thank you and everyone at the American Battle …

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Remarks by President Trump and President Macron of France

Élysée Palace, Paris, France, before bilateral meeting. November 10, 2018 / 11:05 A.M. CEST PRESIDENT MACRON:  I wanted to welcome my good friend, President Trump, and wanted to thank you for this visit after a very important time in your domestic policy. I do appreciate the fact that you came here, Donald, after your visit for Bastille …

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President Donald J. Trump will travel to Paris on November 11

Statement from the White House Press Secretary Issued on August 31, 2018 President Donald J. Trump will travel to Paris, France, to participate in a November 11 commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the fighting in World War I. The President’s participation in this event will highlight the sacrifices that Americans …

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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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Presidents Trump, Macron celebrate their countries’ close ties

As French President Emmanuel Macron arrived April 23 as the first guest of President Trump for an official state visit, the two countries’ centuries-old friendship was on display. Born in democratic revolutions, France and the United States have built an enduring relationship. “It is truly fitting that we are holding our first official state visit …

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Fact Sheet : International Partnership Against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons

Fact Sheet – Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. – January 23, 2018 The international community is at a critical juncture in the fight to uphold the international norm against chemical weapons use. Repeated obstruction by some countries at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the United Nations have undermined the …

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World War I Centennial Series – Long Hours, Hurried Meals: Staffing Embassy Paris

16-hour days & meals “hurriedly swallowed”: Embassy staffing shortages August 1914 The duties of Embassy Paris multiplied exponentially in the first half of August 1914. In addition to representation of U.S. Government interests to the Government of France, the Embassy had to evacuate, shelter, feed, and issue emergency passports and identity papers for stranded U.S. …

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Youth Ambassadors 2016 Awards Ceremony

Thirty French and twelve American participants to the Youth Ambassadors for Community Service exchange program attended a reception at the George Marshall Center, on January 20, 2017. They shared their impressions on the program with Chargé d’Affaires Uzra Zeya and French representative (Commissariat général à l’égalité des territoires) Kais Marzouki. During the ceremony, they received …

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World War I Centennial Series – J.J. Jusserand’s Long Voyage

It took, French Ambassador to the US JJ Jusserand, three weeks to travel from Paris to Washington in August 1914 French Ambassador to the United States J.J. Jusserand was no stranger to America. Since 1902, he served as France’s envoy in Washington, D.C., and by 1914 was dean of the diplomatic corps. When war broke …

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World War I Centennial Series – The American Ambulance Hospital in Neuilly

The American Ambulance Hospital in Neuilly established & operated from Lycée Pasteur On August 9, 1914, the American Ambulance Hospital in Neuilly was established, a private hospital funded and staffed by U.S. volunteers to treat wounded soldiers from both sides of the conflict. Championed by Ambassador Myron T. Herrick, the American Ambulance Hospital was quickly …

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World War I Centennial Series – Getting Around Paris: U.S. Diplomats Ride in Diverse Styles

How to navigate Paris August 1914 w/out the métro, taxis, or private cars? Hire a horse chaise (fiacre)!  One of the many ways war impacted daily life for all in Paris, including those within the U.S. diplomatic community, was transportation—or lack of it. The Paris Métro closed at 7:30pm to comply with the 8pm curfew …

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World War I Centennial Series – Paris in August 1914

Paris at war August 1914: the Tour Eiffel guarded by barbed wire & guns; the Champs-Élysées darkened With France fully engaged in the war, life in and around Paris quickly changed.  Much of the city’s bustling life abruptly halted as men mobilized and shipped off to the frontlines. In their place, wives, daughters, sisters, and …

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World War I Centennial Series – Caretaking German and Austro-Hungarian Interests

Ambassador Herrick procured lodging and security for Germans stranded in France early August at Lycée Condorcet France entered into a state of war with Germany at 6:45pm on August 3, 1914. That evening the German Ambassador to France, Baron Wilhelm von Schoen, departed the country. As previously arranged, responsibility to care for German subjects in …

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World War I Centennial Series – Evacuation of U.S. Citizens from France

Stranded w/out money or shelter: thousands of American tourists descend on the embassy for help Thousands of Americans in Europe were stranded as the Continent passed from peace to belligerency within a week of July 28, 1914.  The crisis was compounded by their inability to withdraw funds from French banks. Wealthy Americans were just as …

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ABMC Assumes Ownership of Lafayette Escadrille Memorial Cemetery

Monday, January 9, 2017   The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) officially assumed ownership and responsibility for the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial Cemetery (LEMC) today, making it the 9th commemorative World War I cemetery administered by the agency. ABMC Chairman Merrill A. McPeak, former U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, joined Alex Blumrosen, president of the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial Foundation, …

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World War I Centennial Series – Mobilization and Adjusting to War

What would you do without your croissant? “No more fancy bread!” Food regulations & mobilization August 1914 Orders for general French mobilization were issued on Saturday August 1, 1914. On the evening of August 3, France entered into a state of war with Germany. Ambassador Myron T. Herrick telephoned René Viviani at the Quai d’Orsay …

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Election Night in Toulouse

Over 120 people attended last night’s “Nuit des Elections 2016,” hosted by Marketing and Communication ISEG, which included performances by a 20-person gospel choir that brought down the house, a jazz band, hip-hop dancers, a blues musician, and numerous debates, presentations, Skype connections and live CNN newsfeeds.  The event was a major cooperative effort between …

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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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Secretary Kerry Travels to Vienna, Paris, Vientiane, and Manila

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 19, 2016 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Vienna, Austria, on July 22 to join EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and the U.S. Delegation in Vienna for the first day of high-level talks at the Extraordinary Meeting of the Parties to the …

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Happy Bastille Day ! Press Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry

On the Occasion of Bastille Day in France Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC July 13, 2016 On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I offer my heartfelt congratulations to the people of France in commemorating Bastille Day. This July 14, as we observe the anniversary of the French nation, …

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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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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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2015 Youth Ambassadors Debriefing

On March 18-20, twenty-six participants of the exchange program Youth Ambassadors for Community Service met in Paris for the program’s annual debriefing weekend, or “Weekend of Reflection”. On March 18, the group attended a reception in their honor at the George Marshall Center, in presence of Deputy Chief of Mission Ms Uzra ZEYA and of …

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