Poland – Visit by Olivier Becht (7-8 December 2022)


Olivier Becht, Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade, Economic Attractiveness and French Nationals Abroad, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, visited Poland on December 7 and 8 with the aim of strengthening our economic partnerships, particularly in the energy sector. He met with several Polish government ministers for that purpose, as well as representatives of French companies operating in Poland.

France wishes to assist Poland with its energy transition, and French companies are involved in offshore wind farms and the country’s nuclear program. In Warsaw, Mr. Becht visited the offices of Veolia, which has been operating in Poland for more than 20 years. The Veolia Group has been assisting the Polish government with the energy transition through its production of green energy.

In order to strengthen partnerships between the French and Polish private sectors, Mr. Becht met with members of the Polish branch of Team France Export and held discussions with several Polish investors located in France. He also met with representatives of Poland’s French community which, like the rest of the Polish population, rallied in a remarkable fashion to welcome refugees from Ukraine and help French citizens fleeing Ukraine to return to France.

The minister also opened the Polish-French Economic Forum organized by the Polish Investment and Trade Agency, the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, and MEDEF, France’s largest employer federation.