New Delhi/Hiroshima, May 20 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held a productive meeting with President Emmanuel Macron of France, during which the two leaders discussed cooperation in trade and economic spheres, defence co-production and manufacturing, civil nuclear cooperation, among other things.
The two leaders also discussed Prime Minister Modi’s upcoming visit to Paris as Guest of Honour for the Bastille Day celebrations.
The PMO in a tweet said:
“PM @narendramodi held a productive meeting with President @EmmanuelMacron of France. The leaders took stock of the entire gamut of India-France bilateral relations.”
The MEA spokesperson in a tweet said the two leaders took stock of the progress in the bilateral Strategic Partnership.
“Further momentum to India-France Strategic Partnership. PM @narendramodi held a bilateral meeting with President @EmmanuelMacron of France.
“Leaders discussed PM’s forthcoming visit to France for Bastille Day and took stock of the progress in India-France Strategic Partnership.
“Talks covered a broad range of issues including cooperation in trade & economic spheres; civil aviation; renewables; culture; co-production and manufacturing in defence sector; civil nuclear cooperation. They agreed to expand the partnership to newer domains.”
A statement said that during the talks Prime Minister Modi thanked President Macron for the invite as the Guest of Honour for Bastille Day on July 14.
“The leaders reviewed with satisfaction the progress in their Strategic Partnership in various areas, including cooperation in trade & economic spheres; civil aviation; renewables; culture; co-production and manufacturing in defence sector; as well as civil nuclear cooperation. They agreed to expand the partnership to newer domains.
“Prime Minister thanked President Macron for France’s support to India’s G20 Presidency. The leaders exchanged views on regional developments and global challenges.”