PM Modi holds “fruitful” meetings with his French counterpart, Senate President

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A 269-member contingent of the three wings of the Indian Army has arrived here to take part in the Bastille Day celebrations. Along with French fighter jets, three Rafale fighter jets of the Indian Air Force will also participate in this.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday started his two-day visit to France and held productive meetings with his French counterpart Elizabeth Borne and Senate President Gerard Larcher. During this, they discussed ways to give new impetus to India’s long-term and time-tested strategic partnership with the European country. Earlier, Prime Minister Modi, who arrived here today, was received at the airport by French Prime Minister Bourne. On Modi’s arrival, he was accorded a ceremonial welcome and given a ‘guard of honour’. According to the Prime Minister’s Office, in their first meeting, Modi had a productive meeting with Senate President Larcher and the two leaders discussed a number of issues of mutual interest and agreed to work together to deepen Indo-French cooperation in a number of areas. agreed upon. Modi tweeted, “It was a pleasure to meet the President of the Senate, Gerard Larcher. Had fruitful talks on ways to deepen Indo-French cooperation in various fields.” Thereafter, Modi met Prime Minister Borne and discussed ways to further strengthen bilateral ties.

The Prime Minister’s Office said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi had productive talks with Prime Minister Elizabeth Borne in Paris. The leaders reviewed various aspects of the India-France partnership and also discussed steps to further strengthen ties between the two countries. The Prime Minister is here on a two-day visit. During this, he will hold extensive talks with French President Emmanuel Macron and will attend the National Day celebrations of France as a special guest. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted, “PM @narendramodi began his visit to France with productive talks with President of the Senate Gerard Larcher. The Prime Minister underlined how the shared values ​​of democracy, freedom and equality are the fundamental ethos of the India-France partnership. The discussions covered India’s G20 priorities, democratic values ​​in the use of technology, cooperation between the two Upper Houses as well as regional and global issues.

Modi also interacted with children and members of the Indian community after arriving at the hotel in Paris. Cheering members of the Indian community waiting outside the hotel raised slogans of Bharat Mata Ki Jai during the meeting with the Prime Minister. Modi said, there was a warm welcome by the Indian expatriate in Paris. All over the world, our expatriates have made a mark for themselves and are admired for their hard work and industrious nature. In Paris, PM Modi is scheduled to have a series of engagements with the French leadership, the Indian diaspora, CEOs and prominent personalities. Prior to his departure from Delhi for France, Modi had expressed confidence that his visit would give a new impetus to the bilateral strategic partnership. I look forward to meeting President Macron and holding wide-ranging discussions on taking forward this long-standing and time-tested partnership over the next 25 years, Modi said in his departure statement.

“I will be on a state visit to France from July 13 to 14 at the invitation of my friend, French President Emmanuel Macron,” he said. Modi said his visit to France is special as it will coincide with the French National Day or Bastille Day celebrations. will be joined by President Macron as a special guest. Referring to the 25th anniversary of the strategic partnership between the two countries, the Prime Minister said, “This year is the anniversary of our strategic partnership. Rooted in deep trust and resolve, our two countries have close cooperation in various fields, including defence, space, civil nuclear, blue economy, trade, investment, education, culture and people-to-people contact. “We are also working together on regional and global issues.” Modi said that since his last visit to France in 2022, he has had several opportunities to meet President Macron and most recently in May 2023. He had also met in Hiroshima, Japan during the 7th summit. A 269-member contingent of the three wings of the Indian Army has arrived here to take part in the Bastille Day celebrations. Along with French fighter jets, three Rafale fighter jets of the Indian Air Force will also participate in this.

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