Bush praises incoming Sarkozy as 'capable'

11th May 2007, Comments 0 comments

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2007 (AFP) - US President George W. Bush said on Thursday he looked forward to working with French president-elect Nicolas Sarkozy, who he praised as "energetic" and "capable."

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2007 (AFP) - US President George W. Bush said on Thursday he looked forward to working with French president-elect Nicolas Sarkozy, who he praised as "energetic" and "capable."

"I had met with him before when he came over here and found him to be a very engaging, energetic, smart, capable person," Bush told a press conference in his first public remarks about the incoming French president.

"We will have our differences and we will have our agreements, and I'm looking forward to working with him," the US president said.

Relations between Bush and outgoing French President Jacques Chirac were seriously strained by the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, which Chirac strongly opposed.


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