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Wesgro: Macron victory to boost trade with the WC

Wesgro's Tim Harris says the election 'ushers in a new spirit of openness' for France.

French president-elect Emmanuel Macron greets supporters as he arrives to deliver a speech in front of the Pyramid at the Louvre Museum in Paris on 7 May, 2017, after the second round of the French presidential election. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - The trade and promotion agency Wesgro has welcomed the victory of Emmanuel Macron in the French Presidential race saying it will assist in boosting trade with the Western Cape.

Wesgro's Tim Harris says the election 'ushers in a new spirit of openness' for France.

He adds the agency will send another two delegations to France later this year in a bid to bolster relations said: "We do a lot of business with France every year. They do about R4 billion worth of trade with the Western Cape and about R7 billion with investments into the Western Cape from France over the past decade. And the election of Mr Macron represents an opportunity to grow those numbers even further.

(Edited by Refilwe Thobega)