French President François Hollande’s letter to Barack Obama
Dear Mr. President, [Handwritten] Dear Barack,
The American people have just renewed their confidence in you for the next four years. On behalf of all French people and on my own behalf, I offer you my warmest congratulations. This is an important moment, not just for the United States but for the world.
Your re-election is a clear choice for an America that is open, that demonstrates solidarity, is fully engaged on the international scene and is aware of the challenges facing our planet: peace, the economy and the environment.
France and the United States share common values. I am convinced that during your new term we will further strengthen our partnership in order to restore growth, address unemployment in our countries and find solutions to the crises we are facing, notably in the Middle East.
I know that our cooperation will continue in the same spirit of dialogue and respect, and I want to assure you of France’s commitment to strengthening the bonds of friendship and trust between us.
[Handwritten in English] Friendly,