Media release: Statement by Ambassador Lecourtier
Statement by His Excellency Christophe Lecourtier, Ambassador of France to Australia on the agreement relative to the East West Link project - 15 April 2015
I’m not in a position to comment on the decisions taken by the Victorian government about the project itself.
As far as the agreement announced this morning is concerned, let me just say that I believe the Victorian government has acted in a responsible way.
To my mind, the outcome is good news for Victoria, good for Australia and for the business relationship between France and Australia.
Since beginning my tenure in Australia one of my main concerns has been to promote and facilitate French investment in Australia.
Obviously I haven’t been part of negotiations between the Victorian government and the Consortium.
The outcome this morning is the result of responsible and fair negotiations between the concerned parties.