Strategic Sector Support
The Foreign and European Affairs Ministry’s mission is to support exports, but also to contribute to the influence (mobility, trade, innovation) of French industry in the areas of nuclear power, space, aeronautics, surface transport, and health biotechnology.
The Foreign and European Affairs Ministry’s international expertise provides for participating in discussion about and drafting French policy regarding the future of these key strategic areas at the national level and expressing it in major European and international organizations: European Space Agency Council, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Maritime Office (IMO), Franco-Russian working groups...
Resolutely oriented abroad, the Foreign and European Affairs Ministry works in synergy with many institutional partners and businesses to protect France’s interests in strategic sectors on international markets.
To this end, the ministry:
conducts negotiations. It leads or takes part in a dozen annual bilateral aeronautical consultations;
works in close concertation with all state actors in sensitive areas but also with competition hubs;
is in direct and regular contact with representatives of large industrialists (EADS, THALES, ALSTOM, AREVA, SAFRAN, SANOFI AVENTIS...) major players in the field of infrastructure and transport (AIR FRANCE, CMA CGM, SNCF, BOUYGUES,VEOLIA..), actors of our scientific influence (IFREMER, IPEV...), small businesses and industrial unions (GIFAS, LEEM), for which it provides information, advice, and support, backed by the highest administrative and political authorities.
Online publication: July 13, 2010