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AmCham's Board met with Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault

AmCham's Board met with Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault

On 29 September, the Board of Directors, led by Robert Vassoyan (President), met with Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development. The Minister reminded the group of the importance of bilateral economic ties. The US is the top destination for french investment abroad, and American companies invest heavily in France with over 4800 branches in the country, that employ 460 000 people. Robert shared his convinction on the opportunities for France ahead. Cooperation links between AmCham, the US Embassy and the French government were highlighted, in particular around start-ups and digital. The honorable Jane D. Hartley, US Ambassador to France and Monaco, highlighted the strength of the FR-US relationship before opening the floor to a Q&A session.