Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in the French city of Paris on Wednesday, capping off a three-nation tour that began in New Zealand.
PM Modi will meet with newly re-elected French President Emmanuel Macron on his visit to the country.
PM Modi’s visit to France is the third of three countries that he will visit during his three-nation tour, which also includes Germany and Denmark.
PM Modi had previously stated in a statement, “I’ll make a pit stop in Paris to meet with President Macron, who I consider a friend. President Macron was just recently re-elected, and my journey to France just ten days after the election will not only provide me with the opportunity to express my personal congratulations in person, but it will also serve to reaffirm the special connection that exists between the two countries.”
According to PM Modi, “This will also provide us with the chance to set the tone for the next chapter of the India-France Strategic Partnership.” PM Modi went on to say,
He stated that both presidents will share their perspectives on a variety of regional and global topics, as well as take stock of the current state of bilateral relations.
As he said, “I am a firm believer that two countries with such comparable visions and ideals for the world order must work in close collaboration with one another.”