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Economic diplomacy: a political priority

The promotion of France’s economic interests is one of the main missions of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, both in France and through its network abroad, and of the Business France agency.
French economic diplomacy has several goals:

  • Supporting our businesses in exporting to foreign markets;
  • Attracting foreign investment to our country to create jobs;
  • Adapting the European and international regulatory framework to support our defensive and offensive economic interests;
  • Showcasing the buoyancy of our businesses, and start-ups in particular.

Our ministers are fully committed to this mission and discuss economic issues on all their visits abroad.

Updated: February 2019