Articles of Francois Hollande

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Cuba & France begin new chapter

Raul y Hollande conversarciones Paris

Precisely at five o’clock yesterday afternoon, February 1, Cuban President Raúl Castro arrived at Élysée Palace, the French presidency, to hold official talks with his counterpart François Hollande. A battery of journalists followed him along the red carpet to the palace entry, where Hollande again embraced him and extended his hand, nine months after their meeting in Havana.

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A New Era in French-Cuban Ties

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Brief but intense, the historic visit by French President Francois Hollande to Cuba allowed strengthening bilateral ties and reaffirmed the Caribbean island”s position in the international scenario. Hollande arrived in Havana on Sunday night as part of a Caribbean tour that also included Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Bartholomew and Saint Martin, and left for Haiti on Tuesday morning.

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French President visits Fidel

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Yesterday afternoon, May 11, the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, conversed with the honorable François Hollande, President of France, who is making an official visit to the country. During the meeting, Fidel and the distinguished guest dialogued, in an amicable, cordial manner, about the historic ties between Cuba and France, as well as a number of important issues on the international agenda, including the prevailing complexities and challenges.

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French President to Arrive in Cuba Tomorrow

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President of France, François Hollande, will arrive in Cuba tomorrow for an official visit. During his stay, Hollande will hold talks with Cuban President Raul Castro, and will carry out other activities, Granma newspaper reported. The President will arrive in Cuba from Guadalupe, as part of a Caribbean tour that also included the French overseas territories Martinique, St. Martin and St. Barts, and that will continue afterwards to Haiti. Hollande, of the Socialist Party (PS), became President of France in May 2012, after winning his opponent Nicolas Sarkozy -candidate of Union for a Popular Movement- in the second round of the elections.

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Hollande to Visit Cuba, Result of Historic Relations

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The visit of French President, Francois Hollande to Cuba next May 11, is the logical result of a history of bilateral relations that arrived to this summit, stressed today an official source. The ambassador of the island to France, , highlighted that not only is this a historic event for being the first official visit of a French president to the island, but because the links between both nations go back to the 19th Century. The contacts go from history, to architecture, music and other fields.