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"Fight terrorism, here and wherever our forces are engaged."

Statement by Mr. François Hollande, President of the French Republic, after the Champs-Elysées attack (Paris - April 20, 2017)


"How long can the UN endure the shame of chemical attacks on Syrian citizens?"

Joint article by French Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and British Secretary Boris Johnson in "The Guardian."


Jean-Marc Ayrault: "I call on the international community to face up to its responsibilities in Syria."

Official statements and communiques of the French authorities.


The French aerobatic jet team in the U.S.

31 years since its last tour in North America, the Patrouille de France is touring the United States until May 6th 2017 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States entry into World War I.


Syria/Terrorism - National Defense and Security Council in France

Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic (April 12, 2017)


Attack in Stockholm, Sweden: "horror" and "outrage"

Statements by the French authorities (April 7, 2017)


President Hollande: "Take every initiative so we can relaunch the political transition process in Syria"

Statements and communiqués by French President François Hollande after the American strikes in Syria.


Jean-Marc Ayrault: "The world can't fight climate change without the U.S."

Op-ed by French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development in the "Washington Post" (April 6)


100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into WWI on April 6, 1917

On this symbolic day, France and the United States pay tribute to the courage and sacrifice of the American soldiers who took part in the "Great War."


War in Syria: understanding France's position

France has three priorities: improve the humanitarian situation, resume negotiations so as to ensure a credible political transition and continue the fight against terrorism.



Lafayette Debates 2017

Last weekend, the Embassy of France partnered with The George Washington University to hold the annual Lafayette Debate Series. Winners represented Morehouse College and West Point, the U.S. Military Academy.

La Maison Française



The embassy & the consulates