Francois Hollande arrives in US for state visit
11 February 2014 Last updated at 05:07 GMT
President Francois Hollande is beginning the first full state visit to the United States by a French president in nearly 20 years.
In articles published jointly in US and French newspapers, they said "our deepening partnership offers a model for international cooperation".
The trip comes as Mr Hollande is mired in low approval ratings at home and a personal scandal.
Barbara Plett Usher reports.