Ambassador Delattre Meets Students from the Junior State of America Program
Students from the Junior State of America program (JSA) in Washington, D.C., which gives high school students a chance to learn about diplomacy and international affairs, had the opportunity to hear remarks from Ambassador François Delattre on July 23 at the French Embassy. Not only did the students get a chance to hear about the Ambassador’s responsibilities and daily diplomatic life, but they also engaged him with their questions on French foreign policy.
The questions, which demonstrated the students’ sophisticated comprehension of current events, ranged from the future of the Euro, to military intervention in Syria and the French-American partnership on higher education. Responding to the wide-range of hot-topics raised by the students, Ambassador Delattre returned to the founding values shared by France and the U.S. that have inspired their continued cooperation in political and economic international affairs.
On a parting note, the Ambassador asked that the students remember France for “more than its fine wines and cheeses,” and that they take to heart the deeply rooted friendship between France and the United States.