March 27, 2019 / 10:05 AM / 23 days ago

French govt: will not comment on Fiat rumour, priority is Renault-Nissan alliance

PARIS, March 27 (Reuters) - French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said France would not comment on a media report that Renault was eyeing a bid for Fiat , and reiterated that the government’s priority was Renault’s alliance with Nissan.

“The absolute priority for the French state is the Renault-Nissan alliance. The decisions that have been taken and announced during this month should allow us to focus on making that alliance work,” Griveaux told reporters on Wednesday.

The Financial Times earlier reported that Renault intends to restart merger talks with Nissan within 12 months, after which it will set sight on a bid to buy Fiat Chrysler. (Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Michel Rose)

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