U.S.-France Relations

Ambassador Levitte spoke about relations between the U.S. and France. He reminded the audience that as president of the U.N. Security… read more

Ambassador Levitte spoke about relations between the U.S. and France. He reminded the audience that as president of the U.N. Security Council he had supported the United States after September 11, 2001 but that there were important differences in perceptions between the U.S. and Europe. Europeans speak of a “fight” against “terrorists” rather than a “war” against “terrorism.” Another difference he expressed was in the concept of sovereignty. He spoke of the euro as the perfect symbol of shared sovereignty, while the United States protects against any intrusion, even from the U.N., which could limit sovereignty. The ambassador spoke of approving the latest U.S. resolution to the United Nations, but offered suggested amendments. Following his remarks he answered questions from members of the audience close

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Program ID:
178600-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 10, 2003
Last Aired:
Oct 12, 2003

Airing Details

  • Oct 10, 2003 | 3:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 10, 2003 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 10, 2003 | 11:08pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 11, 2003 | 5:08am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 12, 2003 | 1:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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