President Hollande’s State Visit – Positioning the US and France for a Shared Future

President Hollande’s State Visit – Positioning the US and France for a Shared Future

When President Obama welcomed President Hollande of France for February’s State Visit, one of their first stops was Thomas Jefferson’s historic Monticello estate. Jefferson – himself a strong diplomatic presence in Paris in the early days of our nation, as well as a celebrated leader and innovative thinker – is perhaps a perfect metaphor for today’s US-France relationship: steeped in history, but focused on the future.

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