State secretary meets French business leaders

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László Szabó, state secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, is currently meeting with local business leaders and government officials during a three-day visit to France, the official told Hungarian news agency MTI yesterday.

The secretary said that he held talks with representatives of about a dozen French companies already present in Hungary or interested in entering the market, at a meeting organized by business association MEDEF.

Companies the official negotiated with include veterinary organization Ceva Sante Animale, nuclear energy company Areva and space agency CNES in Toulouse.

Ceva, which employs several hundred people at its vaccination unit in Hungary, is considering bringing new products to the rest of Europe with a central registration in Hungary. Hungaryʼs government is prepared to offer assistance, particularly if production takes place in Hungary, the official said.

Szabó noted that Areva and Hungarian engineering company evopro signed a cooperation agreement in February, with the intent of participating in the planned upgrade of the Paks nuclear power plant.

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