5/12: Visit of Consul General to Rhode Island [fr]

On May 12, 2016, Valéry Freland, Consul General of France in Boston, traveled to Rhode Island to meet with Gina Raimondo, ‪‎Governor‬ of Rhode Island, at Dassault Systèmes, Jorge Elorza, Mayor of Providence, at Providence City Hall, Roger Begin, Honorary Consul of ‪France‬ in Rhode Island, and to visit the Alliance Française de Providence. These meetings proved to be very constructive in advancing the primary goals of the Consulate: business & academic cooperation, and the promotion of French language & culture.

On May 12, 2016, Valéry Freland, Consul General of France in Boston, traveled to Rhode Island to meet with Gina Raimondo, ‪‎Governor‬ of Rhode Island, at Dassault Systèmes, Jorge Elorza, Mayor of Providence, at Providence City Hall, Roger Begin, Honorary Consul of ‪France‬ in Rhode Island, and to visit the Alliance Française de Providence. These meetings proved to be very constructive in advancing the primary goals of the Consulate: business & academic cooperation, and the promotion of French language & culture.

Meeting with Jorge Eliza, Mayor of Providence

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Roger Begin, Honorary Consul of France in Rhode Island, Jorge Elorza, Mayor of Providence, and Valéry Freland

Valéry Freland, Consul General of France in Boston, with Jorge Elorza, Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island. The two men had a productive talk about the possible outcome of strengthened business, academic, and cultural relations between Providence and various French cities.

Reception at the Alliance Française de Providence

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A reception was held by the Alliance Française de Providence in honor of Valéry Freland, Consul General of France in Boston. Dominique Gregoire, Executive Director of the Alliance, presented to the Consul the various actions undertaken by the Alliance to promote and keep vibrant French language and culture in Rhode Island.

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Valéry Freland, Consul General of France in Boston, at the Alliance Française de Providence, explaining why the promotion of French language and culture is paramount in Rhode Island, a state of important francophone heritage and immigration, and what his plan of action is to achieve this specific goal.

Meeting with Gina Raimondo, Governor of Rhode Island, at Dassault Systèmes

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Valéry Freland, Consul General of France in Boston, met with Gina Raimondo, Governor of Rhode Island, at Dassault Systèmes in Johnston, RI, along with Johnston’s Mayor Joe Polisena, top executives at Dassault, and Roger Begin, Honorary Consul of France in Rhode Island, to talk about the importance and the ways to strengthen business relations between France and Rhode Island.

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Valéry Freland, Consul General of France in Boston, talked about the importance of French-American business relations at Dassault Systèmes.

Dernière modification : 16/05/2016

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