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Visit to the French Republic

Federal President Joachim Gauck talks with the French President François Hollande at Elysée Palast Paris, 25 January 2017 Federal President Joachim Gauck talks with the French President François Hollande at Elysée Palast © Jesco Denzel

Federal President Joachim Gauck and Daniela Schadt visited the French Republic on 25 and 26 January 2017.

As his term of office draws to an end, the Federal President was welcomed in Paris for talks by French President François Hollande. He also met various representatives of French culture and society. At a ceremony in which President Gauck received an honorary doctorate from Paris Sorbonne University, he gave an address and then participated in a meeting of the Académie française.

Brief programme overview:

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

  • Flight to Paris
  • Élysée Palace
    Talks with the President of the French Republic François Hollande
  • Palais Beauharnais
    Dinner

Thursday, 26 January 2017

  • Paris Sorbonne University
    Welcome by the University President Barthélémy Jobert, Rector of the Académie de Paris Gilles Pécourt and Vice Chancellor of the Parisian Universities Marie Laure Coquelet
    thereafter
    Talks with the University President and the Vice Chancellor of the Parisian Universities
  • Ceremony and address to mark the presentation of an honorary doctorate from Paris Sorbonne University to the Federal President
  • Académie française
    Welcome and tour of the historic building La Coupole
  • Participation in a closed session of the Académie française
    followed by tours of the library of the Institut de France and the Mazarine Library
  • Flight back to Berlin

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