It's now official.
Emmanuel Macron has appointed Gérard Mestrallet, the former CEO of Engie and president of Suez, special envoy for the logistics integration corridor project between Europe and Asia.
Known by the English acronym Imec (
India Middle East Europe Economic Corridor
), this future corridor, aiming to offer an alternative to China's New Silk Roads, aims to connect India to Europe via the Arabian Peninsula.
Imec was announced on September 9 in New Delhi on the sidelines of the G20 summit.
No less than seven heads of state and government then looked at his cradle: Joe Biden, the Indian Narendra Modi, the Saudi Mohammed ben Salman, the Emirati Mohammed ben Zayed, the Italian Giorgia Meloni, the German Olaf Scholz, Emmanuel Macron as well as the President of the European Commission Ursula Von der Leyen.
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Imec presents itself as a future network of maritime and rail routes, fiber optic cables and gas pipelines that could, ultimately, deliver…
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