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Nissan's Ghosn crisis

Macron seeks 'stability' for Renault-Nissan alliance

Japan wants carmakers to chart own path, but French are keen to preserve status quo

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and French President Emmanuel Macron talked on Nov. 30 in Buenos Aires about the alliance between Nissan Motor and Renault.   © Kyodo

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina/PARIS -- As uncertainty shrouds the future of the alliance of Renault, Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors, French President Emmanuel Macron on Nov. 30 emphasized the importance of the group's stability following the arrest of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn.

In a 15-minute meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit, held at the request of the French side, Macron said, "It is my firm wish that the three-way alliance be preserved, along with the stability of the group."

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