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Visits By Foreign Leaders of France

Visitor Description Date
Premier Briand Attended Conference on the Limitation of Armaments. Departed November 25. November 7–24, 1921
Premier Laval At the invitation of President Hoover. Departed U.S. October 27. October 22–25, 1931
President de Gaulle Afterwards visited New York City and Chicago. Departed U.S. August 28. August 22–25, 1945
Prime Minister Pleven At the invitation of the President. Discussed collective security in the Far East and Europe with President Truman. January 29–30, 1951
President Auriol Addressed U.S. Congress April 2. Afterwards visited New York City. Departed U.S. April 4. March 28–April 2, 1951
Premier Mayer Official visit. Discussed security measures in the Far East and Europe. March 25–28, 1953
Premier Mendes-France Discussed European and Far Eastern affairs, visited New York City, and addressed UN General Assembly. Departed U.S. November 23. November 17–20, 1954
Premier Mollet Official visit. Afterwards visited New York City. Departed U.S. March 2. February 25–28, 1957
President de Gaulle State visit. Addressed U.S. Congress April 25. Afterwards visited New York City, San Francisco, and New Orleans (Louisiana). Departed U.S. April 29. April 22–26, 1960
President de Gaulle Attended funeral of President Kennedy. November 24–25, 1963
President Charles de Gaulle Attended funeral of former President Eisenhower; met with President Nixon March 31 March 31–April 1, 1969
President Georges Pompidou State visit. Addressed U.S. Congress February 26. Afterwards visited Cape Kennedy, San Francisco, Chicago, New York City. Departed U.S. March 3. February 23–26, 1970
President Valery Giscard d’Estaing State visit; addressed joint session of U.S. Congress May 18; visited Yorktown (Va.), Philadelphia, Houston, New Orleans, and Pascagoula (Miss.). Departed U.S. May 22. May 17–20, 1976
President Valery Giscard d’Estaing Attended Economic Summit Meeting in Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico. June 26–28, 1976
Prime Minister Raymond O. J. Barre Official visit. September 14–17, 1977
President Valery Giscard d’Estaing Private visit while attending U.N. Special Session on Disarmament. Met with President Carter May 26. May 26–31, 1978
President Francois Mitterrand Private visit. Attended Bicentennial ceremonies at Williamsburg and Yorktown, Va. October 17–19, 1981
President Francois Mitterrand Official working visit. March 12, 1982
President Francois Mitterrand Attended Economic Summit Meeting, Williamsburg (Va.). May 28–31, 1983
President Francois Mitterrand State visit; visited Atlanta, San Francsico, Chicago, Peoria, Pittsburgh, and New York City. Departed U.S. March 28. March 21–24, 1984
Prime Minister Jacques R. Chirac Official Visit. In New York City March 29. March 30–April 1, 1987
President Francois Mitterrand Official Working Visit. September 29, 1988
President Francois Mitterrand Met with President Bush at Kennebunkport, Maine, and at Boston while receiving an honorary doctorate from Boston University. May 20–21, 1989
President Francois Mitterrand Informal meeting with President Bush at Key Largo, Fla. April 19, 1990
President Francois Mitterrand Attended Economic Summit Meeting in Houston, Texas. July 8–11, 1990
President Francois Mitterrand Met with President Bush during a U.N. Security Council Summit in New York City. January 31, 1992
President Francois Mitterrand Met with President Clinton during a private visit. March 9, 1993
Prime Minister Edouard Balladur Met with President Clinton during a private visit. June 15, 1993
President Jacques R. Chirac Attended U.S.-EU Summit meeting. June 14–15, 1995
President Jacques R. Chirac State Visit. Addressed Joint Session of Congress. Later visited Chicago. January 31–February 2, 1996
President Jacques R. Chirac Attended the Economic Summit Meeting in Denver, Colorado. June 20–22, 1997
Prime Minister Lionel Jospin Working visit. Afterwards visited New York City. June 17–19, 1998
President Jacques Chirac Official working visit. February 18–19, 1999
President Jacques Chirac Attended NATO’s 50th Anniversary Summit. April 23–25, 1999
President Jacques Chirac Met with President Clinton at the UN Millenium Summit in New York City. September 7, 2000
President Jacques Chirac Attended U.S.-EU Summit Meeting. December 17–18, 2000
President Jacques Chirac Working visit. September 18, 2001
President Jacques Chirac Working visit. November 6, 2001
President Jacques Chirac Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 23, 2003
President Jacques Chirac Attended G-8 Economic Summit at Sea Island, Georgia. June 8–10, 2004
President Jacques Chirac Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 19, 2006
President Nicolas Sarkozy Working visit. Met with President Bush at Kennebunkport, ME. August 11, 2007
President Nicolas Sarkozy Working visit. Addressed joint meeting of Congress. Also visited Mount Vernon. November 6–7, 2007
President Nicolas Sarkozy Met with President Bush at Camp David, Maryland. Accompanied by President Barroso of the European Commission. October 18, 2008
President Nicolas Sarkozy Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. November 14–15, 2008
President Nicolas Sarkozy Attended the G-20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 24–25, 2009
President Nicolas Sarkozy Working visit. March 30, 2010
President Nicloas Sarkozy Attended the Nuclear Security Summit. April 12–13, 2010
President Nicolas Sarkozy Working visit. January 9–10, 2011
President Nicolas Sarkozy Met with President Obama at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 21, 2011
President Francois Hollande Attended the G-8 Economic Summit at Camp David, MD. May 18–19, 2012
President Francois Hollande Attended the NATO Summit Meeting in Chicago, IL. May 20–21, 2012
President Francois Hollande State visit. Visited Monticello (Charlottesville), Virginia, February 10. February 9–11, 2014
President Francois Hollande Official Working Visit. November 24, 2015
President Francois Hollande Attended the Nuclear Security Summit. March 31–April 1, 2016