President Obama congratulates French President Sarkozy on the birth of his daughter Giulia

“I want to mention that this is our first meeting since the arrival of the newest Sarkozy, and I want to congratulate Nicolas and Carla,” Obama said. “And I informed Nicolas on the way in I was confident Giulia inherited her mother’s looks, rather than her father’s, which I think is an excellent thing.”

“Now, we share one of the greatest challenges and blessings in life, being fathers to our daughters,” he added.

Giulia is the first daughter of Nicolas Sarkozy, who has three boys. She is also the first daughter of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, who has a son.