Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached France as his part of four nation’s tour, where he is scheduled to meet President Emmanuel Macron. PM Modi is expected to discuss host of issues like counter-terrorism and climate change and India’s NSG membership. Modi left for France after ending his visit to Russia where he had attended an international economic forum and held talks with President Vladimir Putin. Modi four nations tour was destined to Germany, Spain, Russia and France. The European nation’s tours were to taken to strengthen strategic and economic ties.
PM Modi had congratulated President Emmanuel Macron earlier when was elected as the youngest leader of France. In a series of tweet Modi stressed the importance of India’s relations with France.
PM Modi tweeted, “Reached France for a vital visit to enhance ties with one of our most important strategic partners,”
Modi had termed France as the most important Strategic Partner and was looking forward to meet President Emmanuel Macron to have discussion on issues of mutual interest. “I would be exchanging views with the French President on important global issues including UN Security Council reforms and India’s permanent membership of the UN Security Council, India’s membership of the various multilateral export control regimes, counter-terrorism cooperation, collaboration on climate change and International Solar Alliance,” he had said.
France is ninth largest investment and a lead partner of India in its development initiatives in numerous domains such as a nuclear and renewable energy, urban development and railways, defense and space.
“I am committed to substantially strengthening and advancing our multi-faceted partnership with France,” Modi had said.