Travel of Ambassador Delattre to Central Florida, January 23-24, 2012

Official visit in Central Florida of the Ambassador of France to the United States, François Delattre

François Delattre, French Ambassador to the United States, will travel to Central Florida January 23 and 24 to meet with local political leaders, business community and French nationals.

  • Tampa and St Petersburg

While in Tampa and St Petersburg, Ambassador Delattre will meet the organizing committee of the GOP Convention followed by an appointment with Bob Buckhorn, Mayor of Tampa.

Finally, he will visit the Dali Museum along with the French-American architect Yann Weymouth, who designed the new building.

  • Orlando

In Orlando, Ambassador Delattre will have appointments with Theresa Jacobs, Orange County Mayor, and Buddy Dyer, Mayor of Orlando.


François Delattre was appointed Ambassador in Washington in February 2011 following several North American postings; he served as Ambassador to Canada (2008-2011), Consul-General in New York (2004-2008) and Press and Communications Director at the French Embassy in Washington, DC (1998-2002).

Before becoming the Foreign Minister’s deputy chief of staff (2002-2004), Mr. Delattre monitored defense issues as well as European and transatlantic security concerns. He was responsible for these issues, including the Bosnia crisis, as a member of President Jacques Chirac’s foreign policy team (1995-1998).

Mr. Delattre was responsible for these same portfolios as a staffer for Foreign Minister Alain Juppé (1993-1995), following two years at the Department of Strategic Affairs and Disarmament at the Quai d’Orsay (1991-1993).Before that, he served at the French Embassy in Bonn, Germany (1989-1991), where he was notably in charge of environmental issues and Germany’s economic integration following reunification.

For more information regarding this visit: Consulate General of France in Miami – (305) 403 4160

Last modified on 19/01/2012

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