Nicolas Sarkozy will be in London on Friday, March 12 at the invitation of the Prime Minister of labour British Gordon Brown for a working lunch announced Friday the French Presidency.
"It's preparing a European Council in a context where we need to coordinate with our British partners", explains the entourage of the French President.
The European Council of 25 and 26 March will focus in particular on the EU by 2020 growth strategy and on the après-sommet of Copenhagen on the climate.
This will also two major themes of the Brown-Sarkozy Friday meeting, specifies the Elysée.
The Presidency of the Republic, the head of the French State will meet the leader of the Conservatives, David Cameron also on this occasion.
Labour and Conservatives are elbow to elbow, in past surveys, for the legislative elections planned for spring in Britain.
"In a context of British electoral pré-campagne, David Cameron has desired experience Nicolas Sarkozy", explains the Elysée. "The President will meet it after lunch with Gordon Brown." (Emmanuel Jarry, edited by Sophie Louet)