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Hollande visit highlights 'incredible' historic bond

Updated: 2014-02-12 07:02
By Josh Lederman in Charlottesville, Virginia ( China Daily)

Obama accompanies European guest on tour of Jefferson's estate

US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande celebrated the long-standing ties between their nations on Monday by touring the sweeping Virginia estate owned by Thomas Jefferson, the former US president and famed Francophile.

Obama's rare out-of-town trip with a foreign leader opened two days of events marking Hollande's state visit to the US.

Hollande visit highlights 'incredible' historic bond