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United Nations General Assembly: France's 3 appeals

When the President of the Republic François Hollande addressed the United Nations General Assembly on September 20, he made three appeals: for the climate, for Africa and for Syria.


Jean-Marc Ayrault: "The first priority is Syria."

Press Conference by Mr. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, at the 71st United Nations General Assembly (New York - September 19, 2016)


United Nations - 71st session of the General Assembly

President François Hollande and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault will take part in the 71st session of the UN General Assembly in New York from September 18 to 25, 2016.


Launch of France Alumni USA in New York

On Sept. 21, Minister for Foreign Affairs Ayrault and the Embassy of France in the U.S. officially launched a new online platform and network for students and professionals who completed part or all of their studies in France.


U.S. visit by French Environment Minister Ségolène Royal

The President of COP21 and Minister of the Environment, Energy, and Marine Affairs, was in Washington, D.C. for the “Our Ocean” conference on September 15-16, 2016.


Manuel Valls: "In France, women are free."

In an op-ed published in The Huffington Post, the French head of government gave his response to a New York Times article on the situation of Muslim women in France.


"Through diplomacy, France means to be at the center of the world."

Speeches by the President of the Republic and the Minister of Foreign Affairs during the "Ambassadors’ Week".


Alstom wins $2 billion US train deal

French manufacturer Alstom has secured a $2 billion contract from US-based rail operator Amtrak to design and build 28 new high-speed trains to run between Washington, New York and Boston.



Fabien Cousteau : “A lot of catching up to do for oceans.”

Aquanaut Fabien Cousteau introduced his father's film "Secret Ocean" on September 16 to open the latest FACTO (French American Climate Talks on Ocean) conference.

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