Letter from the British Ambassador
Franco-British history is long and complex. We have bartered, traded and done business for centuries. We have been friends, allies, sometimes rivals. But through all our history, France and Britain have always been neighbours.
In March of this year, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited us in Paris. As part of their visit, they launched a new “Voisins” campaign, to celebrate the human stories that connect our two great nations.
Each FIBA member has their own Franco-British story. Our Department for International Trade office in Lyon is working to foster and nurture new links between British and French businesses here in Lyon. We fully support FIBA’s vital mission of helping local businesses develop their own Franco-British connections.
For anyone wanting to meet English-speaking professionals in Lyon and Auvergne Rhône Alps, or to develop your own business across the channel, FIBA is a great place to start.
British Ambassador to France
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