French Minister says Government Backs Fincantieri's Deal

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

February 14, 2019

The French government is in favour of Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri's acquisition of rival Chantiers de l'Atlantique, foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told the newspaper Corriere della Sera in an interview.

"It's a good deal ... As far as the French government is concerned, we're in favour of this accord," Le Drian said.

(Reporting by Valentina Za, editing by Larry King)

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