French Ambassador François Delattre on UN General Assembly
- Amb. Delattre judged that “French-American relations are in an exceptional phase
François Delattre, Ambassador of France to the United States, summarized in a recent video interview the primary objectives of President Nicolas Sarkozy’s visit to United Nations General Assembly, which opened this week in New York City. There the President and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alain Juppé, will address international dossiers including: the Palestinian Authority statehood bid, France’s commitment to supporting democratic transition in Libya and the Arab world through the French-led Deauville Partnership, safety and security for civilian nuclear energy, and the French presidency of the G20 and G8 institutions. France will host the G20 annual summit November 3-4 in Cannes.
The Ambassador also noted the bilateral meeting between President Sarkozy and U.S. President Barack Obama, for in-depth discussions of these global issues.
Mr. Delattre judged that, currently, "French-American relations are in an exceptional phase in a wide number of respects: exceptional in its confidence, and exceptional in the cooperation we’ve demonstrated through the full gamut of international issues."