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France: State Visit

Volume 697: debated on Tuesday 18 December 2007

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (David Miliband) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

I am pleased to announce that Her Majesty the Queen has invited the President of the French Republic, M Nicolas Sarkozy, to pay a state visit to the United Kingdom from Wednesday 26 March to Friday 28 March 2008. The visit will further reinforce the close relations that exist between the United Kingdom and the Republic of France. The annual UK-France summit will take place during the state visit.