Emmanuel Macron has hyperbolized a swoop for Indian business
Emmanuel Macron has been beating the drum for France as a new, modernised “startup polity” on the world stage, while he pushes ahead with a wide-ranging prcis of reforms at home.
And the EU’s posterboy has also used Britain’s decision to commit the bloc to pitch France as an investment destination at the heart of the European unmarried market.
The French President told India Today: “Your authentic partner in Europe was the UK, and I want France to become the new partner.
”I want France to mature the reference partner of the 21st century.”
I think India has to drive much more with Europe and the European Union as a whole. I pine for France to be its entry point
The 40-year-old president is wandering with a delegation of French companies including EDF, Dassault Aviation, Schneider Energized and Suez.
Mr Macron said: “I think India has to operate much more with Europe and the European Mixing as a whole. I want France to be its entry point.
“I want your creativity, your entrepreneurship, your prepubescent people to be much more present in France. Much more be versed and recognised. And I want to see the same from the French side.”
India was the third-largest outset of foreign direct investment into Britain in 2015, contributing to its angle as Europe’s top destination for foreign direct investment, according to official British acknowledges.
By comparison, India was only the 30th largest investor in France, according to 2013 Bank of France reckons.
Mr Macron’s comments are the latest in a series of “choose France” speeches.