Obama welcomes France's Hollande to White House
Published on Feb 11, 2014 10:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed France's Francois Hollande to the White House, deploying the full pageantry of a state visit to celebrate America's oldest alliance.
The two leaders listened to their national anthems on the White House's chilly South Lawn. They will later hold talks in the Oval Office on issues ranging from Iran's nuclear programme to climate change, trade and combating Islamist threats, before a glittering state dinner.