French finance minister in hospital after breaking arm

20th July 2015, Comments 0 comments

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin has been hospitalised after breaking his arm while filling up at a service station in central France, his aides said Monday.

The minister, who has been playing a key role in the recent negotiations over Greece, "slipped while filling up in a service station" on Sunday in Argenton-sur-Creuse, according to his entourage.

Sapin was being treated in a Paris hospital after fracturing his humerus and will be there until Tuesday evening, they said.

"This will not prevent the minister from working," aides were at pains to point out, stressing that Sapin would be attending cabinet talks on Wednesday.


© 2015 AFP

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