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Congresswoman Gabbard Pays Visit to Paris

November 20, 2015, 2:50 PM HST
* Updated November 20, 2:59 PM
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Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard traveled to Paris Friday with Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of California.

Photo courtesy of the Office of Congresswoman Gabbard.

Photo courtesy of the Office of Congresswoman Gabbard.

The pair, who are members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Eurport, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, respectively, visited the city in the wake of recent terrorist attacks.

Photo courtesy of the Office of Congresswoman Gabbard.

Photo courtesy of the Office of Congresswoman Gabbard.

While in the city, Congresswoman Gabbard and Congressman Rohrabacher offered condolences and met with senior level government leaders who updated them on counter-terrorism security related issues, including the visa waiver program.

On Friday morning, Congresswoman Gabbard met with French Ministry of Foreign Affairs Political Director Nicolas de Riviere and National Assembly Member Jean-Francois Cope. The meeting included topics of the visa waiver program, intelligence gathering, the tracking of European foreign fighters, and the military strategy to defeat ISIS.

Photo courtesy of the Office of Congresswoman Gabbard.

Photo courtesy of the Office of Congresswoman Gabbard.

Officials from the Office of Congresswoman Gabbard say she visited sites throughout Paris, including the site where American student Nohemi Gonzalez died. There, the congresswoman laid a maile and orchid lei on behalf of the people of Hawai’i, offering condolences and best wishes to the victim’s families and the people of France.

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