Qotbi has published several pictures of him with Briggite at the Elysee on Facebook, where he described the meeting as a “pleasure.”
“It is a pleasure this morning to have been received by Madame Macton at the Elysee,” wrote Qotbi.
The president of the National Museum Foundation has also presented the French President’s wife with his latest book “Lumières africaines, l’élan contemporain,” which he co-authored with gallerist and African photography expert André Magnin.
With 208 pages, Qotbi’s book pays homage to African artists, including painters, photographers, video makers and sculptures. The book will be featured on February 24 in Marrakech during the African Contemporary Art Fair 1:54, according to Moroccan media.