PM Modi holds delegation level talks with French President


New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday discussed wide-ranging areas of bilateral cooperation during delegation-level talks in Paris.

In a tweet, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the two leaders discussed wide-ranging areas of bilateral cooperation including defence, space, civil nuclear, science, technology, trade, investment, energy, climate action, culture and people-to-people ties. Did.

Bagchi said, “India’s presidency of the G20, regional and global issues related to the Indo-Pacific were also discussed. ,

Earlier, Prime Minister Modi said in a tweet, “President Emmanuel Macron and I met top CEOs to discuss ways to diversify trade cooperation. I highlighted the reforms in India and urged the entrepreneurs to take advantage of the many opportunities available in our country.

The outcome of Prime Minister Modi’s visit to France also included a roadmap for Indo-French cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.

Another outcome is the issuance of short-term Schengen visas with a validity of five years to Indians who hold degrees from French educational institutions (Masters and above).

In view of increased defense industrial cooperation between the two countries, India is setting up a ‘Technical Office’ of DRDO at its embassy in Paris.

India and France will also constructively engage other like-minded countries to end plastic pollution, in line with the historic UNEA 5.2 resolution.

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