Good morning. It is a great honour for me to address so many ambassadors of France. I am delighted that His Excellency Mr. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, has been able to join us at this important time.
There is a certain perception among foreigners about French people.
You love arts, music, food, wine – and holidays.
In New York, I looked for Ambassador Delattre. He was not there.
I thought he must be enjoying his summer holidays.
Now that I am joining you for this “Semaine des ambassadeurs”, I realize that I have to change my perception of French people.