Interview de Madame Hélène Conway-Mouret, ministre déléguée chargée des Français de l’étranger, avec CNN (6 novembre 2012)
Jim Bittermann : (…) I’d just like to ask you, do you think the crowd here, the French are much interested in what’s happening in the United States, and why ?
Hélène Conway-Mouret : Of course they are interested. Whovever is elected tonight, he’s going to have an impact on the rest of the world (…).
JB : Do you see a difference in foreign policy between Romney and Obama ?
HCM : Well there is, of course. When Romey visited a few countries, he had a different approach than Obama’s, they are two very different candidates with two opposite programs on education, health care, the role of the State and so on.
JB : As someone who is in the quarters of power in France, is there a preference in the Government ?
HCM : Well I have a personal preference of course, but I am not to say, it is the American people who have to make a choice, who have voted, and whoever is elected, we’ll be delighted to work with, because foreign affairs is fairly constant, and France and the States follow the same path and work on the same issues, we have to fight terrorism, and in international affairs we promote the same issues.
JB : The big issue in France is the economy just as it is the United States, and I wonder if you think either of these two men can make a difference in the economy - it’s so globalized these days ?
HCM : I think the two men have different program, a different approach to redress the country the same way as we are fighting the crisis and certainly fighting unemployment, that’s really what we are focused on at the moment, so I think both have the same goal and will do the job if elected.
JB : Thank you very much Hélène Conway-Mouret (…)./.