India and France must work closely together: PM Modi ahead of France visit after Macron’s re-election


Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to France will continue the high-level engagement between the two countries after the French presidential elections, Foreign Minister Vinay Mohan Kwatra said on Sunday ahead of the prime minister’s three-country tour of Europe. This tour comes a few days after Macron’s victory in the French presidential elections. Regarding the visit, Prime Minister Modi mentioned that the two countries should work in close cooperation. Besides France, the Prime Minister will also visit Germany and Denmark.

Regarding Prime Minister Modi’s visit to France, Kwatra, who has just been appointed to the post, noted that France is an important partner of India in Europe and currently holds the EU Presidency.

President Macron has just won the election. The friends and strategic partnership between India and France have been given a great boost, thanks to the leadership of Prime Minister Modi and French President Macron, as well as their close friendship” , said the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

“The Prime Minister’s visit to France will further the high-level engagement between the two countries following the French presidential elections,” he added.

“Both countries have continuously nurtured and achieved the ambition of their strategic partnership, particularly in the area of ​​clean energy and the environment, connecting people, digital and manufacturing in high-end sectors. range,” he also mentioned.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister also mentioned that the visit will provide the two countries with an opportunity to set the tone for the next phase of the India-France strategic partnership. “President Macron and I will share assessments on various regional and global issues and provide an update on ongoing bilateral cooperation. I firmly believe that two countries that share such a similar vision and values ​​for the global order should work in close cooperation with each other,” he said in his departure statement ahead of the visit to the three countries.

The Prime Minister noted that his visit to Europe comes at a time when the region faces many challenges and choices.

“Through my engagements, I intend to strengthen the spirit of cooperation with our European partners, who are important companions in India’s quest for peace and prosperity,” he added.

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