Modi hold talks with French President

French President Emmanuel Macron was greeted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Delhi

French President Emmanuel Macron was greeted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Delhi

After talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in New Delhi, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also highlighted a solar alliance and cooperation between the two countries in defense, security, technology, space and counterterrorism.

French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday said that France should be the best partner for India and the entry point to Europe.

Commenting on the defence cooperation between the two countries, the Prime Minister said, "Today the agreement of reciprocal logistics support between our armies is considered a golden step in the history of our close defense cooperation".

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met his counterparts from the Pacific island nations of Tuvalu and Vanuatu, Enele Sopoaga and Charlot Salwai, respectively, and discussed issues of bilateral interest.

The India-France partnership will also help fight organized crime, trafficking, including in weapons of mass destruction, smuggling and illegal fishing; combating climate change and its consequences on security, particularly in terms of natural disasters; protection of the environment and natural resources, including tackling oil spills; and aid to victims of disasters.

Trade between India and France in 2016-17 touched $10.95 billion (€8.9 billion), with France listed as the ninth largest foreign investor in India with a cumulative investment of over $6 billion (€4.87 billion) from April 2000 to October 2017, according to Indian government figures.

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Earlier on Saturday, India and France signed as many as 14 bilateral agreements aimed at boosting ties at the Hyderabad House in the national capital.

The two sides also welcomed the understanding shared on the enforcement of India's rules and regulations on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damages applicable to the Jaitapur project.

Modi and Macron also agreed that India and the European Union should deepen their cooperation on multilateral and security issues, as well as on economic, trade and climate change issues, the statement said.

Sources in the French presidency said they were optimistic of a final agreement being signed before the end of the year. French President Macron will be accorded ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan in the morning. France congratulates India on its leadership at lORA and the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS). President Macron and his wife will also visit the Taj Mahal. India and France have pledged to achieve reduction in emissions as committed in Paris.

Earlier in the day, Macron talked about his personal rapport with Modi which was established after their meeting in Paris previous year.

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