The former CEO of the Renault and Nissan companies, in an interview with the French newspaper "Le Parisien" published Monday, considered that his failure to appear before the French judiciary was due to a "technical obstacle", as there is "my passport with the Attorney General in Lebanon, because Japan issued an international order By arresting me, "and he also stipulated for that" making sure a security guarantee and a guarantee of freedom of movement. " Ghadhan had fled the Japanese judiciary towards Lebanon in late December, accusing him of not reporting his income and using the company's funds for personal purposes, which he denies. </p><div> <p>come back <a target="_blank" href="https://www.france24.com/ar/20200703-طوكيو-تطلب-من-واشنطن-تسليمها-رجلين-أوقفا-بشبهة-مساعدة-كارلوس-غصن-على-الهرب-من-اليابان" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>Carlos Ghosn</strong></a> The former CEO of Renault and Nissan, in an interview with the French newspaper "Le Parisien" published Monday, did not respond to a summons from the French judiciary to the existence of a "technical obstacle".
Ghosn told the newspaper: “There is a technical obstacle. My passport is with the Attorney General in Lebanon, because Japan issued an international warrant for my arrest.” He also added: “I also want to make sure of a security guarantee and a guarantee of freedom of movement.”
Prosecutors in France also reinforced their investigation of what was said to waste Ghosn’s money in Reno, and he was summoned to France on July 13, but he did not appear.
Ghosn criticizes Nissan and Renault
Carlos Ghosn criticized Renault and Nissan, which they previously headed, describing their results as “pathetic”, largely due to the lack of joint leadership and not the Covid-19 pandemic.
“There is a problem with the market confidence in the alliance. I personally consider the results of Nissan and Renault pathetic. The two companies are looking inside. There is no longer any real merger of management between Renault and Nissan but it is sporadic, and there is suspicion,” he said.
Ghosn compared the two competing general shares of GM and Toyota Motor by 12 percent and 15 percent, respectively, and Nissan shares fell 55 percent and Renault 70 percent during the period from November 2018 to June 2020.
“All of these companies face the same crisis as Covid, but Renault and Nissan face more punishment than others,” he said.
Ghosn, who was also President of Mitsubishi Motors, was arrested in Japan in late 2018 on charges of not reporting his income and using the company’s money for personal purposes, charges which Ghosn denied. He fled in late December from Japan, awaiting trial, to his native Beirut.
Ghosn was interrogated in Lebanon in January. He said he would cooperate fully with the Lebanese judiciary, but it was unclear what cooperation would be between Tokyo and Beirut regarding his case.
France 24 / Reuters