Editorial June 2016 [fr]
Dear French and American friends,
On May 10, I had the pleasure of welcoming the board members and new members of the Atlanta Toulouse-Sister City Committee to the French Residence. We were honored to have Mrs. Sarah-Elizabeth Langford Reed, First Lady of Atlanta, participate, in French, at this meeting of old and new members of the association. We were also delighted to celebrate the launching of a new pilot exchange program between young French and American high school students from the Atlanta Public Schools and l’Académie de Toulouse, with the support of the cultural office of the Consulate General.
Before summer kicks off, I will bestow the Legion of Honor upon American WWII veterans, first in Atlanta on May 31 and then in Charlotte on June 15. These two ceremonies will be, once more, an occasion to highlight the longstanding ties between our two countries as well as the excellent French-American relations that exist today.
Until next month,
Consul General of France