Prasquier: Sarkozy’s US visit ‘very successful’

For the first time, the president of CRIF, the umbrella group of Jewish organizations, has accompanied a French President during his 36-hour official visit to the United States last week.

Richard Prasquier, head of CRIF, was invited by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to join the official delegation fior the November 6-7 whirlwind visit which marked a new era of friendship between the US and France after years of strained relations over the Iraq war.

Sarkozy, who was elected in May, said he wanted “to reconquer the heart of America in a lasting fashion.”

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