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.
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