France at risk of losing over $100B foreign trade as calls for boycott of French goods gain traction
Foreign trade of more than $100 billion that France has with predominantly Muslim countries is at stake as calls for a consumer boycott of that nation’s goods increased due to President Emmanuel Macron’s controversial claims about Islam sparked huge controversy across multiple regions. Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was the first to appeal to citizens to shun French products over Macron’s anti-Islam agenda.
More than 30 migrants from Pakistan were found hidden in a lorry in southern France.The Pakistani driver was detained. The group of 31 Pakistani migrants was discovered during a routine check on a motorway near the Italian border on Friday. The discovery came after 39 people were found dead in a refrigerated truck in Britain last month. The prosecutors said they will try to trace back to a network.
France has delivered to India its first Rafale fighter jet from a series of 36 aircraft purchased in a multi-billion dollar deal in 2016. Defence Minister Florence Parly and her Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh, who is on a three-day visit to France, attended a ceremony at aircraft maker Dassault Aviation facility in Merignac, southwestern France. The $8.78 billion deal sparked controversy in India last year.