The president of France spoke in front of a supportive US Congress Nov 7.
Nicolas Sarkozy described the relationship he wants with the United States.
Addressing House and Senate members in Washington, Sarkozy was greeted with sustained applause, which was repeated when he said, "Long live French-American friendship."
He pointed out that the US and France may have disagreements and even arguments from time to time but in times of hardship one stands true to one's friends.
"I want to express the deep sincere gratitude of the French people and I want to tell you something important--whenever an American soldier falls somewhere in the world, I think of what the American Army did for France,"French President Nicolas Sarkozy said.
He says both countries have shed blood in the cause of freedom and that is more important than any disagreement they may have.
Sarkozy says he will never forget the American lives that were lost for the liberation of France in World War II.