State sec meets French government and company officials

Int’l Relations

State Secretary for Foreign Affairs and External Economic Relations Péter Szijjártó met with French government and company officials in Paris on Thursday, Szijjártó told MTI. Szijjártó said he met with Minister of Industrial Renewal Arnaud Montebourg, Foreign Trade Minister Nicole Bricq and representatives from the largest French companies with investments in Hungary. The state secretary noted that the government is currently in talks regarding conclusion of strategic cooperation agreements with three French companies active in Hungary - tire company Michelin, drug company Sanofi and energy-service company Dalkia. Szijjártó added that French companies operating in Hungary will play an important role in the country's economic growth this year. France is Hungary's fourth largest trade partner and fourth largest foreign investor. Around 400 French companies are currently active in Hungary.

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