Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Secretary of State to the Minister of the Economy and Finance, said Tuesday on France Inter, not to endorse the flight of the former CEO of Renault-Nissan in Lebanon, but that the support consular is also acquired to him.

Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Tuesday December 31, 2019 (FRANCE INTER / RADIO FRANCE)

Former CEO of Renault-Nissan “Is a citizen like the others and he is not above the law”, reacted, Tuesday, December 31 on France Inter, Agnès Pannier-Runacher. The Secretary of State to the Minister of the Economy and Finance was “Very surprised” to learn “By the press”, Monday evening, that Carlos Ghosn had to leave Japan to join Lebanon. “I have no particular comment because we have to understand exactly what happened”, she continued.

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The Secretary of State also explained that France has “A duty of consular support to all [les] French nationals. What [a été] appliqué” with Carlos Ghosn. “We intervened in a very precise way to facilitate the conditions of detention of Mr. Ghosn”, said Agnès Pannier-Runacher.

If the French government does not condone the flight of Carlos Ghosn, “On the other hand, he is a Lebanese, Brazilian and French national, and consular support is acquired to him as to all French people”, says Agnès Pannier-Runacher.

Beyond the case of Carlos Ghosn, which worries the government “This is the future of Renault-Nissan and of this alliance. We have turned the page and today there is good work being done at Alliance level ”, explained the Secretary of State. Carlos Ghosn’s actions should not have any influence on this Alliance.