PM Narendra Modi to hold talks with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Saturday
New Delhi: French President Emmanuel Macron will maintain a bilateral assembly with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. He arrived in India on Friday alongside along with his spouse Brigitte Marie-Claude Macron, moreover senior ministers from his Cupboard.
Heat welcome to President of France, @EmmanuelMacron and Mrs. Brigitte Macron on their first State go to to India. Deviating from protocol, PM @narendramodi acquired President Macron on the airport. pic.twitter.com/fkddtYfHlB
— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) March 9, 2018
Throughout the go to, the 2 international locations would look to spice up ties, particularly within the areas of maritime safety and counter-terrorism.
An settlement on the Jaitapur nuclear energy plant, which is being constructed with French help, is predicted to be signed in the course of the go to, PTI quoted sources as saying.
Stepping up cooperation within the Indian Ocean area will probably be one of many prime points that will probably be mentioned by Macron and PM Modi throughout delegation-level talks on Saturday.
“France has significantly supported India’s perspective on terror in South Asia. We’re seeing convergence in new areas, significantly maritime safety, counter-terrorism and renewable power,” Okay Nagraj Naidu, joint secretary (Europe-west), advised reporters.
Apart from defence, cooperation within the areas of nuclear power and house are the opposite pillars of the strategic partnership between India and France.
“Within the space of house, India and France have a matured engagement and we want to take it to a brand new stage,” Naidu stated.
The Indo-French cooperation within the space of house is greater than five-decades-old.
Apart from standard areas, thrust would even be on renewable power, high-speed prepare and stepping cooperation in commerce.
(With PTI inputs)