France opens investment office in Turkey

France has opened an office in Istanbul to promote investment opportunities in the country as part of drive to boost economic relations with Turkey.

France opens investment office in Turkey

France has opened an office in Istanbul to promote investment opportunities in the country as part of drive to boost economic relations with Turkey.

The office, Invest in France, was opened on Tuesday on the sidelines of a meeting of the Turkish-French Business Forum in Istanbul, co-organized by Turkey's Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) and the French Foreign Trade Agency, UBIFRANCE.

Delivering a video-message at the forum meeting, French Minister of Economic Affairs Christine Lagarde said her country attached great importance to cooperation with Turkey, adding that French companies had made sizable investments in Turkey and the countries had a large trade volume.

"Our economic relations saw a fairly minimal fallout from the global crisis in 2009 when compared to the rest of the world. And we saw an increase in the first quarter of 2010. This is a proof to the deepness and quality of our relations," Lagarde said.

The French economy minister said her country was determined to boost business relations with Turkey, adding that "the Invest in France" office would exert efforts to invite Turkish businesspeople to invest in France and urge French investors to do business with Turkey.


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