France’s Le Maire says he will meet Renault chairman on Thursday

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France's Le Maire says he will meet Renault chairman on Thursday

France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire answers a question during a news conference of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Fukuoka, Japan June 9, 2019. Toshifumi Kitamura/Pool via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) – French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday he would meet Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard later in the day and reiterated that a merger with Fiat Chrysler remained an interesting option for Renault.

“It remains an interesting opportunity,” Le Maire told franceinfo radio, a week after Fiat Chrysler withdrew its proposal for a $35 billion merger.

The French state is the biggest shareholder in Renault.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Richard Lough