On Friday, November 20th, FACC Members and guests gathered at Manhattan's Petrossian restaurant for a three-course luncheon with His Excellency, Ambassador of France to the United States Gérard Araud.
Stephen Dreyfuss, Partner, Hellring Lindeman Goldstein & Siegal LLP and Executive Vice-President, French-American Chamber of Commerce in New York, delivered opening remarks and provided an overview of the Ambassador's extensive diplomatic experience, emphasizing the strength of the French-American relationship.
In light of the recent tragic events in Paris, Ambassador Araud focused on the security situation, as well as international cooperation in the fight against global terrorism. The Ambassador noted the close diplomatic and economic bonds between France and the United States.
An interactive Q&A session followed the Ambassador's speech.