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Nissan's Ghosn crisis

France and Japan meet on Nissan but keep mum on details

Economy ministers reaffirm 'strong support' for automaking alliance

French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, left, with Japanese Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko in Paris on Nov. 22    © Reuters

PARIS -- The French and Japanese economy ministers met here Thursday to discuss what comes next for the fragile alliance between Renault and Nissan Motor, but bilateral tensions persist over how to fill the void left by Carlos Ghosn.

"Regarding the future of the alliance, there must be the agreement and understanding of all parties," Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko told reporters after speaking with French counterpart Bruno Le Maire.

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