On the initiative of M. Olivier Becht, Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade, Economic Attractiveness and French Nationals Abroad, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and Mme Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, Minister of State for Development, Francophonie and International Partnerships, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, several hundred French companies will gather in Paris on 23 March 2023 for a presentation of the opportunities provided by the European Global Gateway strategy. The Ministers wanted to encourage the French private sector to get involved in this strategy, launched in 2021 by the European Commission and speeded up under the French presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The aim of Global Gateway is to contribute to local development in the partner countries, in conjunction with the private sector, to speed up the digital, energy and ecological transition, in line with the needs expressed by the countries concerned. The investment envisaged, in public and private funds, aims to finance high-quality sustainable infrastructure, particularly in Africa.
The meeting will enable the participating companies to seize these opportunities in a practical way by talking directly to the European Commission and the teams which can support them on these projects. This is the first seminar targeting the private sector and focusing on this initiative to be organized by a Member State.