According to Voice of China’s “Global Chinese Broadcasting Network”, 20 days ago, French President Hollande, who was caught in the scandal crisis, went to the Netherlands alone. Within a few days, he was criticized by the French as “falling in love” Hollande announced that he broke up with the then first girlfriend, Valerie, and the new rumored girlfriend did not turn positive. For a time, Hollande’s return to single news became the focus of major media, especially the British and French media.
Today, Hollande will depart for the United States for a state visit. While paying attention to the relationship between France and the United States in the new era, people are also paying special attention to who will visit this year, and whether Xinhua will take the opportunity. Successfully in place? However, this time, Hollande simply announced that he will go to the United States alone, and the Obamas will also meet the first French president who went to the United States in history. Zhu Zenglan, a reporter for China Radio International in France, introduced Hollande’s itinerary and arrangements for his visit to the United States.
Zhu Zenglan: At the invitation of US President Barack Obama, French President Hollande will pay a three-day state visit to the United States from the 10th to the 12th. According to French media reports, Obama will hold a grand welcome at the White House. The ceremony will ring 21 salute reception specifications, comparable to the visit of former French President Jacques Chirac 18 years ago. The leaders of the two countries will meet at the White House. The hot issues in the international region include the Syrian issue, the Iranian nuclear issue, and the Ukrainian Libya issue. Waiting for a conversation, and these issues will also become the focus. During the trip, Hollande will also meet with IMF Managing Director Lagarde, World Bank President Kim Min Jong, and also travel to San Francisco for the first time on the third day. American entrepreneurs exchanged and attended the establishment ceremony of the French-American Science and Technology Center. The visit also paid attention to remembering history. Hollande will visit the former residence of the third president of the United States, Jefferson, and will also go to some World War II memorial sites. The visit was an event that Hollande experienced an rumor, and after the first girlfriend Valerie announced the breakup, the first single went to the United States to go to the country. French President’s visit. Polls show that 60% of French people think this does not affect the image of France.
Both France and the United States attach great importance to the development of mutual relations. Although there have been differences on the Iraq issue in 2003, on many international issues, France and the United States have shown mutual support and unity. In particular, in the fight against terrorism and in the field of opposing nuclear proliferation, this visit is the first state visit to the United States after French President Hollande took office. Since Hollande took office, reshaping the status of a big country on the international stage is one of Hollande’s goals. The United States attaches great importance to this ally in the international arena, and the two countries have identical views on maintaining international security. The two sides have more cooperation. The two countries also maintain links in the economic, cultural and scientific fields. French companies employ more than 650,000 American employees in the United States. France is also the fifth largest source of foreign investment in the United States. In the case of the French economic downturn, Aurang Germany’s trip to the United States also hopes to find a way out for economic growth. France and the United States are the key to the economic recovery. They believe that promoting economic growth and expanding employment are the work centers. It is necessary to find a solution for structural reforms in the economy. Seek a balance between growth and rectification of public finances. Therefore, the French side has high hopes for this visit.
Hollande’s visit to the United States is untouched, and the name is far away. The name here is the name of fame. Although everyone’s eyes focused on his "gossip incident", it also inevitably raised the attention of this visit. This is another meeting of the heads of state after the meeting between the Chinese and Russian leaders. Wang Wei, deputy director of the European Institute of China Institute of International Relations, said that Hollande chose this opportunity to visit the United States with special considerations.
Wang Wei: Hollande has carried out a series of global diplomacy since the end of last year. He has visited Japan, went to Brazil, went to South Africa including him to come to China, a series of suspense Layout, France to the United States, the United States should be his most important stop, and the final stop. I think if he considers it from a comprehensive layout, the importance of the United States can be imagined, from the point of view, in February Does it mean anything? We also know that there is a meeting between China and Russia. China and the United States are also preparing to meet this year. I think the country is ahead of schedule. I think he has his own consideration.
The trip to Hollande without a partner is a bit lonely, but the content of the talks he took is not monotonous. It can be said that for this visit, both France and the United States attach great importance to it, and it is bound to make sufficient preparations. One of the talks must not be less. Wang Wei believes that the key topics are mainly as follows.
Wang Wei: First of all, the first one is economic and trade issues. We all know that the United States has always been France’s largest foreign investor. In particular, France is now widely speculated by the media that its fiscal and taxation system is unreasonable and taxed. Too high, some chambers of commerce in the United States also expressed concern about the deterioration of the investment environment in France. Therefore, when talking to the United States, we must first talk about economic and trade issues and investment issues. The second one is about security issues, especially in the Middle East. As the United States changes its strength, it adjusts its global layout. When it returns to the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East also shrinks. The Middle East is equivalent to a gateway to the south of Europe, especially France. France has traditional political and economic interests in the Middle East and North Africa. Now with the adjustment of the US layout, France now needs the United States to continue to play a certain role on the Iranian nuclear issue, on the Syrian issue, and on the North African issue. I think there is another major discussion about the issue of the climate conference next year. Next year, France is the guest country of the climate change conference. He is also trying to push forward further on the issue of climate change. France believes that Obama’s philosophy is very different from that of Bush, and he may be able to achieve success in climate change. Moreover, we also know that the climate change involves the economic benefits of green industries and new energy sources. This is also of great concern to the French side.
Same asThe relationship between the French and the US in the Western camp will not change. However, we should also note that the chaos in the Middle East and Africa in recent years has made France unable to do so. Wang Wei pointed out that the adjustment of the US diplomatic strategy has forced France to re-adjust its foreign policy.
Wang Wei: The United States has made some adjustments to its global policy since World War II, and has paid more attention to the Asia-Pacific and rebalanced the Asia-Pacific region. He is shrinking for the Middle East. I think for France, He wants to realign his policies according to the changes in the strategic power of the United States, including why is Africa so concerned about Africa? It is because we all know that there are many problems in Africa now, which are caused by the chaos in the Middle East and North Africa. In fact, their extremism is infiltrating south. In fact, France also realizes that the United States cannot be as big as before. In a big way, many things have to be done by himself, so he also adjusted his Middle East policy and African policy in a timely manner. According to the US attention to the Asia-Pacific region, he also shifted his focus to the Asia-Pacific region, hoping to achieve certain economic benefits in the Asia-Pacific region. At the same time, he also played his own role as a big power. I think his foreign policy is changing in the global political situation after the financial crisis, especially the change of the United States and its layout. He is also making his own adjustments. .
Responsible Editor: Zhang Xiaofang