Olivier Becht, new Deputy Minister for French Nationals Abroad
Following the presidential and parliamentary elections in April and June 2022, the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, announced the composition of the new French government on 4th July 2022. Among others, the Alsatian Olivier Becht was appointed Minister for French Nationals Abroad.
Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna has appointed Olivier Becht as Deputy Minister for Foreign Trade, Attractiveness and French Citizens Abroad. Olivier Becht is a former mayor of Rixheim, former vice-president of Mulhouse Alsace Agglomération (Association of Municipalities in the Upper Rhine), and vice-president of the Alsatian departmental council and MP for the Haut-Rhin (Upper Rhine) since 2017.