PM Modi is all set to meet his friend Emmanuel Macron, who has been re-elected as French president. PM Modi will be travelling to France.
After the result declaration of the French president, PM Modi twitted, “Congratulations to my friend Emmanuel Macron on being re-elected as the President of France! I look forward to continuing working together to deepen the India-France Strategic Partnership.
When last time in 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron came to visit India, PM Modi broke protocol and went to receive him, hugging him tightly and giving him a handshake.
France is one of India’s top strategic partners, and both share a good and effective relationship.
This time, we will see a great change in bilateral relationships and trade because Macron has already supported India’s stand on the Russia and Ukraine war. The main focus will be on bilateral trade and the Indo-Pacific area.
Because India has been focusing on making in India, there will be a discussion about manufacturing air-independent propulsion submarines and high-trust aircraft engines to map the Indian ocean floor, as well as a long list of collaborations between the two countries.
France is one of the great gateways for India to enter Europe. Both countries are strongly in favour of strengthening their defence and security relationships.
In the meantime, at the Ministerial Forum for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific held in Paris in February, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that the guarantee of multilateralism in keeping territorial control in the Indo-Pacific with France was a basic scaffold to interface Europe with India. In security, France is already among India’s foremost partners with the EU. India now has an enhanced partnership and operational level of access.
The roadmap aimed to forge a common vision of ocean governance based on the rule of law and to cooperate on sustainable and resilient coastal and waterway infrastructure.
The Prime Minister is likewise expected to head out to Berlin for the Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC), where he will meet with the new German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, interestingly. Like clockwork, the Indo-German IGC switches back and forth between the two nations. The last IGC was held in Delhi in 2019. Then German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the country for the last event.
PM Modi may likewise go to the second India-Nordic Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark. The highest point, with its emphasis on clean innovation, environmental change, and renewable energy, will unite pioneers from each of the five Nordic nations: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland.
According to a report, India-France bilateral trade has marked $1.61 billion. Aeroplanes and helicopters are amongst the most important buyers to India and exports including petroleum oils obtained from bituminous minerals.
Edited By: Khushi Thakur
Published By: Mohammed Anees