Skip to main content

Alstom wins $2 billion US train deal

French manufacturer Alstom has secured a $2 billion contract from US-based rail operator Amtrak to design and build 28 new high-speed trains to run between Washington, New York and Boston.


Ambassadors' Week in Paris

Mr. Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, will meet with France’s ambassadors from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2, 2016. Discussions will focus on security, regions and Europe.


Syria - "It is more urgent than ever to implement a genuine cessation of hostilities."

Statement by Mr Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (August 25, 2016)


COP21 - Implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement

A meeting dedicated to the ratification of the Paris Agreement will take place on September 21, 2016, on the occasion of high-level meetings of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.


Rio Games 2016: record haul of 42 medals for the French!

The French delegation set a new high and finished 7th in the nations ranking. Among the many satisfactions, the historical performances in track and field, boxing and equestrian sports.


"Europe must ensure its own defense more than it does today."

In a press briefing with the German and Italian leaders, French President Hollande set out three areas on which the EU must focus in future: security/defense, economy and young people.


Security - Information for travelers to France

General information about security measures taken to ensure your safety during your trip in France.


Middle East peace process - Meeting in Paris

On July 30, French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault will meet with John Kerry and Mahmoud Abbas in Paris.



French foreign minister Ayrault: "Paris committed to Syrian peace."

An interview with Mr. Jean-Marc Ayrault, French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, on news channel France 24 (Paris - August 31, 2016)

The embassy and the consulates