Yokohama - Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa held a one-on-one meeting with the acting boss of alliance partner Renault in Amsterdam this week that led to "positive" and "productive" talks, the Japanese carmaker said on Thursday.
Tensions have risen between Nissan and Renault since the arrest of top executive Carlos Ghosn in Japan over allegations he understated his salary at Nissan where he was promptly sacked as chairman while Renault has kept him on as chairman and CEO. Ghosn denies the allegations, his Japanese lawyer has told other media.
Saikawa had characterised the meetings with Thierry Bollore as "positive" and "productive", Nissan said in a statement, while declining to disclose the nature of the discussion.
It added that Saikawa remained ready to directly share with Renault the details of its internal investigation into Ghosn's alleged wrongdoing at any time.
Earlier this week, Saikawa said he would like to share the investigation details with Renault executives. Sources familiar with the matter say Nissan has briefed Renault lawyers on its findings relating to Ghosn's alleged misconduct, although Renault directors have yet to be given access to the full information.