Foreign trade – Presentation by Matthias Fekl of the “Rencontres Africa 2016” (Paris, September 6, 2016)


Matthias Fekl, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad, presented the “Rencontres Africa 2016” during a press conference, notably attended by former Prime Minister of Benin Lionel Zinsou, Co-Chair of AfricaFrance.

These meetings, which will take place from September 22 to 23 on the initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and the Ministry for the Economy and Finance, will be a high point with respect to the promotion of our economic diplomacy. 1,200 participants have already registered.

For two days, the participants will meet at the Economic, Social and Environmental Council in order to establish contacts and exchange views, as well as take part in various sessions on business financing, inclusive growth and digitization.