In late December 2019, the Chinese ambassador in Paris, Mr. Lu Shaye invited France and the European Union to join the new Silk Road.
From March 12 to 15, 2019, the MPIM (International Market of Real Estate Professionals) took place in Cannes, France. A roundtable was dedicated to the Belt and Road Initiative.
The 2nd MEDports forum was held in Marseille on February 7-8, 2017.
The MEDports forum aims at boosting cooperation among ports located on the North and Southern coasts of the Mediterranean sea. A MEDports association was inaugurated at the conclusion of the forum.
During this event a special session was dedicated to the Belt and Road Initiative.
In February 2017, Jean-Claude Gaudin, Mayor of Marseille laid the foundation stone of the “Marseille International Fashion Center 68” (MIF 68), which will open in July 2017. This structure will aim to become the largest wholesale market of Chinese textile