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French, Dutch Ministers Pledge Cooperation on Air France-KLM

  • Le Maire, Hoekstra hold face-to-face meeting after Dutch swoop
  • The Netherlands blindsided Paris by revealing a 14% stake
Wopke Hoekstra, left, and Bruno Le Maire shakes hands on March 1.

Wopke Hoekstra, left, and Bruno Le Maire shakes hands on March 1.

Photographer: Eric Piermont/AFP via Getty Images 

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The French and Dutch governments moved to calm a political maelstrom triggered by their power struggle over Air France-KLM, with finance ministers papering over differences and pledging to work together to review the carrier’s shareholding and operations.