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Emmanuel Macron in India highlights: ‘Want to double the number of Indian students coming to France’

Emmanuel Macron in India LIVE UPDATES: During the French President's visit to India, New Delhi and Paris will work on renewing and updating the confidentiality agreement in a bid to maintain secrecy on India’s deal to buy Rafale fighter aircraft.

By: Express Web Desk Curated by Shreyasi Jha | New Delhi |
Updated: March 10, 2018 10:30:26 pm
French President Emmanuel Macron in India LIVE UPDATES PM Modi with French President Emmanuel Macron at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, on Saturday. (Source: Express photo by Praveen Jain)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held talks with French President Emmanuel Macron to explore ways to deepen bilateral cooperation, including in the fields of defence, security, trade and investment.

The leaders today inked 14 pacts key pacts in a bid to enhance strategic partnership in areas of security, nuclear energy. The French President also interacted with students at Bikaner House in New Delhi, where he spoke about various issues ranging from climate changes to rising global threat due to terrorism. Inviting students to pursue education in France, Macron said, “I want to double the number of Indian students coming to France and also want to increase the number of French students going to India.”

Macron arrived in India on a four-day visit to the country on Friday night and was received by PM Modi at the Delhi airport. Macron is in India until March 12. He received a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday, after which he paid his respects to Mahatma Gandhi, at Raj Ghat.

The French President and his wife will visit Taj Mahal on Sunday. He is also scheduled to attend a knowledge summit.

Also Read | Here’s the French President’s itinerary today

French President Emmanuel Macron in India LIVE UPDATES

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