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Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesperson (Paris, May 21, 2015)

Published on March 16, 2015

Climate - Development - Partnership between AFD and the Renewable Energy Trade Union and appointment of a coordinator for renewable energy exports (Paris, May 21, 2015)

Within the framework of preparations for COP21, Laurent Fabius will this afternoon at the Quai d’Orsay preside over the signing of a framework partnership agreement between the French Development Agency and the Renewable Energy Trade Union.

This agreement will be signed by Anne Paugam, AFD Director General, Jean-Louis Bal, Chairman of the Renewable Energy Trade Union, and Claude Périou, CEO of Proparco. It will serve to highlight French expertise in the field of renewable energy, which is key to the energy transition of developing countries.

On this occasion, Laurent Fabius and Matthias Fekl, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad, will appoint Jean Ballandras, currently Secretary General of Akuo Energy, as coordinator for the renewable energy sector. His mission will complement the six key export sectors (sustainable cities, health, agri-food, new information and communication technologies, cultural and creative industries and tourism, with the aim of promoting France’s renewable energy sector around the world.

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