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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the President on the State Visit by President Hollande of France

Michelle and I look forward to welcoming President Hollande and Valérie Trierweiler on a state visit to the United States, to include a state dinner at the White House on February 11, 2014.  The United States and France are close friends and allies, including through NATO, and our countries have worked together to support democracy, liberty, and freedom at home and abroad for more than two centuries.  During the visit, we will discuss opportunities to further strengthen the U.S.-France security and economic partnership.