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

Ambassador McCourt and President of Hauts-de-France Xavier Bertrand at the signing ceremony.

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 a network of businesses and other stakeholders.