South Africa – Economic diplomacy – Visit by Matthias Fekl (November 9, 2016)


Matthias Fekl, minister of state for foreign trade, the promotion of tourism, and French nationals abroad, arrived in South Africa on November 9.

In Johannesburg, he opened a series of business meetings relating to Southern Africa that – from November 9 to 11 – will bring together all the actors who play a role in our economic diplomacy in the region.

More than 200 attendees are expected, including representatives of major French business groups and many SMEs. He also met with Southern Africa’s French business community.

Southern Africa is France’s leading commercial partner in Africa. More than 300 French companies are located there.