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French President Chirac on State Visit to Britain


President Chirac of France on State Visit to Britain

His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh and Prime Minister Tony Blair welcomed French President Jacque Chirac today for a two-day State Visit to Britain to celebrate the Entente Cordiale.

President Chirac was welcomed by a Guard of Honour at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The President and Prime Minister are to hold talks at Downing Street before holding a press conference at Lancaster House.

The Prime Minister's Official Spokesman said that a range of issues would probably be discussed including Europe, the G8 Presidency (Africa, climate change and other G8 topics), the Middle East, and also Iraq.

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