Howard Dean to host Segolene Royal in US

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PORTO, Dec 7, 2006 (AFP) - The French Socialist party's presidential candidate Ségolène Royal will visit the United States "before the end of January", she said on Thursday during a socialist congress in Portugal.

PORTO, Dec 7, 2006 (AFP) - The French Socialist party's presidential candidate Ségolène Royal will visit the United States "before the end of January", she said on Thursday during a socialist congress in Portugal.

Royal said she had asked Howard Dean, head of the Democrat Party, "to set up my first trip to the United States", while attending a bilateral meeting at a two-day congress of European socialists in the city of Oporto.

She underlined that she wished to bring up a plan for "joint research units" between French and US researchers as she was concerned by the "hemorrhage of young French researchers to the United States".

Royal had postponed the trip, originally planned for December 13 and 14, saying she needed to finalise the programme.

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