Feb. 13 - French president Francois Hollande visits San Francisco and praises the city as being a leader in tech innovation and creativity. Jillian Kitchener reports.
The day after a lavish state dinner at the White House, French President Francois Hollande visited the tech hub of San Francisco. He was given a ceremonial "Key to the City" by Mayor Edwin Lee. In turn, Hollande praised San Francisco as being a leader in innovation and creativity. (SOUNDBITE) (French) FRANCOIS HOLLANDE, PRESIDENT OF FRANCE, SAYING: "It's here in California, in San Francisco, that the world of tomorrow is being invented, the world of the 21st century. It's here that a revolution has been launched through new technology, and this revolution is attracting all the world's best talents and that's why the French are here." During a high-profile lunch, he met with technology executives like Google's Eric Schmidt and Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg. Hollande's San Fran visit emphasized the current strength of US-French relations which he and President Obama spoke of earlier in the week.