Amb. Delattre Speaks at Education Gala
On the evening of February 4, a series of high-profile leaders provided speeches as part of a fundraising event for the Lycée Rochambeau, a French-language high school in Bethesda, Md. The group of speakers included François Delattre, Ambassador of France to the United States.
In his opening remarks, Amb. Delattre praised the tradition of rigorous education carried out at the Lycée Rochambeau. Along with the Washington chapter of the French-American Chamber of Commerce, who helped organize the gala, he said that the institutions served to create "valuable bridges" between France and the United States.
Following Amb. Delattre, Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), gave the evening’s keynote speech. Having spent several of her formative years in the United States as well as her native France, Ms. Lagarde emphasized the importance of quality education of the kind offered by the Lycée Rochambeau.
- L/R: Catherine Lévy-Siveira (Head of Lycée Rochambeau), Christine Lagarde (IMF Managing Director), François Delattre (Ambassador of France)