President Chirac of France on State Visit to Britain
His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh and Prime Minister Tony Blair welcomed French President Jacque Chirac today for
a two-day State Visit to Britain to celebrate the Entente Cordiale.
President Chirac was welcomed by a Guard of Honour at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
The President and Prime Minister are to hold talks at Downing Street before holding a press conference at Lancaster
The Prime Minister's Official Spokesman said that a range of issues would probably be discussed including Europe, the G8
Presidency (Africa, climate change and other G8 topics), the Middle East, and also Iraq.