Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a bilateral meeting with French President Emanuel Macron before attending G-7 summit in France.
The Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale on Friday said it before media.
During address at the French National Day Celebrations, which is being held in New Delhi in presence of French ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler, the Indian diploma said, “Our two leaders have decided that they will meet before the Biarritz summit to further strengthen the India-France relationship.” Gokhale added that we are in an era where our historically cordial ties have been further consolidated by the remarkable personal rapport shared by our two leaders, President Macron and PM Modi.
In New Delhi France held its National Day on Friday while Alexandre indicated an end to his tenure during his address. He said before dignitaries, “Ladies and gentlemen, this is the 4th time I’m celebrating the National Day with you here and perhaps it’s the last time. I have to say that I’m charged with as much enthusiasm and energy…I’m charged with a profound affection for this country and its people and with the conviction that we will achieve nothing without India.” Later the Indian diplomat in his speeches also said that the G7 summit provides a platform to the leaders to chart a road to a more prosperous world.
Both the diplomat lauded the strategic bilateral partnership at the event in presence of other countries like Germany as guest. India and France on Friday outlined the close ties shared between New Delhi and Paris, especially on the ground of combating terrorism. Both the countries recently joined hand to work closely on Masood Azhar, the JeMchief, who has been designated as global terrorist at the UNSC. The move camewhile France and others members of UNSC had came forward to help India over the issues. The approach, being united against global terrorism along Azhar, has been lauded by Gokhale at the event.