Renault Chm. to Visit Japan for Talks with Nissan Pres.

Economy

Paris, Feb. 11 (Jiji Press)--Renault SA Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard will visit Japan on Thursday for the first time since he took the post to replace Carlos Ghosn last month, to hold talks with Nissan Motor Co. <7201> President Hiroto Saikawa, Le Figaro reported Monday.

The talks are aimed at repairing the relationship of trust between Nissan and Renault, which has been damaged by the arrest and indictment in Japan of Ghosn, former Nissan chairman, for alleged financial misconduct, according to the French newspaper.

Senard was appointed chairman of Renault following the resignation of Ghosn as chairman and chief executive officer of the French automaker.

Senard and Saikawa held talks for the first time when an executive meeting among alliance partners Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. <7211> was held in Amsterdam on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.

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