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France, one of India’s most important strategic partners : Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi reaches France, his last stop during his six-day, four nation tour, to strengthen multi-faceted partnership with France.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in France on 3 June, this being his last stop of his six-day, four nation tour of Europe. He will meet the newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron and hold discussion on key topics like terrorism, India’s NSG membership bid and climate change.

“Reached France for a vital visit to enhance ties with one of our most important strategic partners,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted after landing here.

France is India’s 9th largest investment partner and a key partner in its development initiatives in the area of defence, space, nuclear and renewable energy, urban development and railways. Modi will be discussing important matters with the French Minister regarding, 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.

Ahead of his visit, Modi had said, “I am committed to substantially strengthening and advancing our multi-faceted partnership with France.”

French President Emmanuel Macron, has created history by being the youngest president at the age of 39. Narendra Modi had called to congratulate Macron earlier this month on his victory and assured to work with him to further deepen the bilateral cooperation between India and France.

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