Paris launches 'year of the French economy'

7th June 2007, Comments 0 comments

BUDAPEST, June 7, 2007 (AFP) - France will organise a year-long string of business events in Hungary starting in July aimed at boosting trade, in the first such initiative abroad by Paris, French Senator Robert del Picchia, said Thursday in Budapest.

BUDAPEST, June 7, 2007 (AFP) - France will organise a year-long string of business events in Hungary starting in July aimed at boosting trade, in the first such initiative abroad by Paris, French Senator Robert del Picchia, said Thursday in Budapest.

The "Year of the French economy in Hungary" will feature meetings of business executives, seminars and trade and tourism fairs starting on July 14, the French national day.

The model builds on the year of the Hungarian economy in France last year.

"Why are we doing this? Simply because the year of the Hungarian economy was a success. There was lots of interest and lots of contacts made. It works," del Picchia, who is the event's patron, told journalists and French business executives.

France is Hungary's fifth-biggest economic partner with two-way trade reaching 5.5 billion euros (7.4 billion dollars) in 2006, 14 percent higher from the 2005 figure.

Del Picchia said French officials were already in talks with their Czech counterparts to hold a similar event in Prague.


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