THE president of the Franco British Chamber of Commerce in Paris, Bob Lewis, has written a blog post urging people to continue to do business with France as well as visit the country after the recent terror attacks, he writes:
Don’t put off that business trip or cancel that meeting. Do hold that seminar you had planned. Take that plane ticket with a layover at CDG. Keep thinking about business opportunities in France. If you are thinking about business people you know here, then also think about how you might be able to talk about business opportunities with them next time you make contact. We’re doing business here still, so help us by thinking about how you could be too.
Keep coming to visit. Come for weekends. Don’t delay booking your holidays or mini breaks. Tell those close to you that France is still open for business and for pleasure.
The spirit of togetherness which people of both countries have shown in recent days has demonstrated that the people of the UK and France have a bond which runs very deep. Let’s all make sure that we see the positive side of this, and channel the recognition of a common purpose into something constructive. With your help, we can ensure that France will get through this stronger than ever. We’ll never forget what happened, but we will always remember how “solidarité” got us through.
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