Olivier Becht, Minister Delegate for Overseas Commerce, Financial Attractiveness and French Nationals Overseas, connected to the Minister for Europe and Overseas Affairs, might be visiting three Indo-Pacific international locations – Australia, Indonesia and Singapore – between September 18 and September 27.
The minister delegate’s go to is designed to strengthen the financial pillar of our Indo-Pacific technique, as that area is important to the worldwide financial system. Mr. Becht will meet along with his counterparts and representatives of French companies in these places; he’ll commend current investments and partnerships and can promote new ones. He will even emphasize France’s financial attractiveness to native companies that could be considering investing in France.
In Australia, the minister delegate’s go to will replicate our shared need to rebuild a relationship based mostly on belief that might embody the financial sphere. France is the third-largest European investor in Australia, particularly within the space of city infrastructure. We additionally hope to strengthen our scientific and financial cooperation within the discipline of power.
In Indonesia, France needs to assist the financial restoration happening on this nation of greater than 270 million inhabitants, and we’re providing our experience within the areas of sustainable power, digital expertise and concrete improvement. The minister delegate will even attend the assembly of G20 commerce ministers in Bali on September 21-23, the place he’ll reaffirm France’s dedication to selling free and honest commerce based mostly on the principles of the multilateral system.
In Singapore, the world’s second-largest port and fourth-largest vacation spot for French international direct funding (FDI), Mr. Becht will talk about alternatives to diversify our provide chains, particularly for vital metals.