French President Jacques Chirac hospitalized

Saturday, September 3, 2005

Jacques Chirac, President of France, entered the military hospital of the Val de Grâce in central Paris yesterday evening. According to the communiqué of the hospital, he suffers from some troubles of vision following from a vascular accident and these problems should be over in a few days. Hospitalization should last one week, and meetings are being rescheduled accordingly.

Today, Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin visited the president and discussed a number of urgent matters, such as the help proposed to the United States following from the disastrous Hurricane Katrina.