New French government mocked over minister for 'attractiveness'

In a Twitter post in English by the French foreign affairs ministry announcing the composition of France's new government, it detailed that former culture minister Franck Riester was now the new 'minister for foreign trade and attractiveness', prompting widespread mockery and an official correction of his title to the little more convincing 'minister for foreign trade and economic attractiveness'.

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After provoking mockery on social media with its new “minister for foreign trade and attractiveness”, the French government has dropped the overly literal translation for the dossier tasked with luring more trade and investment to France, reports FRANCE 24.