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Prime Minister A. Butkevičius met with influential representatives of French business organisation

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2015 06 04

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Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius participated in a business breakfast with representatives of the French Business Confederation MEDEF on Thursday during his working visit to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. MEDEF is the largest French confederation of employers uniting over 750.000 companies.

“Lithuania highly appreciates its great relations with France, our strategic partner,” noted the Prime Minister. “However, both countries could foster a more intense development of business relations.”

The Prime Minister emphasized that the Government of Lithuania, together with the business community of the country, is consistently working on improving business environment. Lithuania ranks 24th according to the World Bank’s “Doing Business” index, and, according to the freedom index, the country has improved and now takes the 15th place out of the total of 178 countries.

Mantas Katinas, the head of the foreign investment development agency “Invest Lithuania” presented the investment environment of Lithuania.

The Prime Minister encouraged French businessmen to make use of the business opportunities in Lithuania as well as the well-developed transport and logistics infrastructure.

“A highly promising cooperation in high added-value generating production areas and sectors of information technology, alternative energy and construction,” said the Prime Minister A. Butkevičius and invited the French businessmen to set up joint ventures in Lithuania, increase investments and use the country as a business gate between the East and the West.

The French businessmen who attended the meeting with the Head of Government showed an active interest in investing in the energy and communication sectors of our country.