For Immediate Release - July 25, 2012

GOVERNOR PATRICK MEETS WITH CONSUL GENERAL OF FRANCE CHRISTOPHE GUILHOU

Consul General of France Visit
Governor Patrick met with Consul General of France Christophe Guilhou today in the State House. (Photo Credit: Jeremiah Robinson / Governor's Office) View additional photos.

BOSTON – Wednesday, July 25, 2012 – Governor Deval Patrick today met with Consul General of France in Boston Christophe Guilhou. The meeting builds on the Patrick-Murray Administration’s commitment to strengthening foreign partnerships, economic ties and job growth opportunities with countries across the world. 

Consul General Guilhou began his post as Consul General of France in Boston on August 24, 2009.  He previously served as deputy permanent representative at the Permanent Representation of France to the United Nations in Geneva.

Over the past year, Governor Patrick has held a number of meetings to grow the relationship between Massachusetts and France. In March, the Governor met with Ambassador of France to the United States Francois Delattre during his visit to Massachusetts. During the BIO International Convention in June, the Governor attended a reception co-hosted by the Invest in France Agency (IFA) and Federal Express (FedEx) and met with representatives from the French Life Science Innovation Cluster.

Massachusetts and France are close trade partners. In 2011, Massachusetts exported more than $726 million of goods and services to France and imported over $1 billion of goods and services from France.

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