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Hollande to visit Washington next week

English.news.cn   2014-02-08 04:11:34

PARIS, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- French President Francois Hollande will pay a state visit to the United States next week in a move to reinforce bilateral security and economic partnership, the presidency office said Friday.

At the invitation of the American President Barack Obama, Hollande will fly to the White House next Monday, the Elysee said in a statement.

The French president will kick off his three-day visit with a visit to Monticello, the Virginia home of Thomas Jefferson, the third U.S. president and a one-time envoy to Paris.

Hollande is scheduled to have talks with his American counterpart Obama and attend a state dinner on February 11.

The Socialist head of state will also hold talks with the director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde and meet American business leaders, representatives of civil society and French community in the U.S.

Editor: yan
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