U.S., French Presidents Note Shared African Development Goals In Washington Post Commentary
Washington Post: Obama and Hollande: France and the U.S. enjoy a renewed alliance
U.S. President Barack Obama and French Republic President François Hollande
“…Perhaps nowhere is our new partnership on more vivid display than in Africa. … Across the continent, from Senegal to Somalia, we are helping train and equip local forces so they can take responsibility for their own security. We are partnering with governments and citizens who want to strengthen democratic institutions, improve agriculture and alleviate hunger, expand access to electricity and deliver the treatment that saves lives from infectious diseases. Our two countries were the earliest and are among the strongest champions of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. … For more than two centuries, our two peoples have stood together for our mutual freedom. Now we are meeting our responsibilities not just to each other — but to a world that is more secure because our enduring alliance is being made new again” (2/10).