Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French president Francois Hollande on 25 January 2016, Monday took a metro from New Delhi to Gurgaon, where they will inaugurate the headquarters of the 102-nation International Solar Alliance.
President of France Francois Hollande is in India as the chief guest for the Republic Day parade 2016 on Tuesday. Ahead of the parade, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Hollande held a press conference speaking about the joint ties of the two countries.
Hollande on Monday said his visit to India was aimed at strengthening and reinforcing “the cooperation against terrorism between our two countries”. He also said India and France will “work to improve economic relations in the field of agriculture and space”. The French president was given a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here on his second day of his three-day visit to India.
President of France Francois Hollande and Prime Minister Modi had discussed on various topics like,
Strategic Partnership, Security, Defence, Nuclear Energy, Climate Change, International Solar Alliance, Sustainable Consumption and production patterns, Renewable Energies and energy efficiency, Sustainable Urban Development, Transport, Space, Economic Co-operation, People to people contacts, Education, skill development, Science & Technology, Heritage, Culture, Sport and more.
As a symbol of friendship and trust between the two countries, India will honour France in its 67th Republic Day Parade through the participation of a French military contingent, making France the first country to receive such an honour. It builds on the close interactions between the two leaders at the G20 meeting in November 2014 in Brisbane, the UN General Assembly in September 2015 and at the COP 21 in November 2015 in Paris and underscores their shared commitment to intensifying and strengthening the close and longstanding strategic partnership between India and France.
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