Spotlight | France, Saudi Arabia
Former French political stars push their business interests at "Davos in the Desert"

François Fillon, Louis Sarkozy, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, Jean-Yves Le Drian and Jacques Attali attended the 7th Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh.
François Fillon, Louis Sarkozy, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, Jean-Yves Le Drian and Jacques Attali attended the 7th Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh. © Alain Apaydin/Raphaël Lafargue/Alban Wyters/Abaca via Reuters//Christophe Petit Tesson/MaxPPP//Mohamed Hussain Younis/iStock - Montage : Indigo Publications - 2023
Several French political heavyweights jostled for position in Riyadh as they tried to launch or relaunch their private sector careers with the help of well-paid Saudi contracts. A former prime minister and foreign minister were among them. [...]
Published on 01.11.2023 at 05:00 GMT Reading time 3 minutes

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