Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited France from July 11–13, 2023, at the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron. The visit was the first by an Indian prime minister to France in six years.
A series of issues were discussed between two leaders on various issues, including trade, investment, defence, and climate change, and the situation in Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific region was also discussed.
A joint statement was issued after the meeting, which stated that they agreed to strengthen their strategic partnerships and work on common global challenges. Major new initiatives were also announced, including artificial intelligence and space cooperation partnerships.
Prime Minister Modi also attended the cultural event at the Grand Palais in Paris. The visit seems to have been a success and strengthens the ties between India and France for future projects and partnerships.
Major Highlights of the Visit
Factors like Trade, investment, defence, and climate change were discussed.
The situation in Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific region was discussed .
A huge Indian crowd gathered when PM Modi arrived at the Bastille Day Parade.
Outcomes of the visit
The visit was seen as a success. It highlighted the strong ties between India and France and paved the way for further cooperation in the years to come.
The two countries have had a long history of cooperation since the 17th century. In recent years, their ties have grown closer, as they have both emerged as major global powers.
The visit was also significant because it came at a time of uncertainty in the global order. The two leaders discussed ways to strengthen their cooperation in order to address common challenges, such as terrorism, climate change, and the rise of China.
New opportunities for cooperation between India and France emerged after the meeting. The two countries have agreed to work together on a number of new initiatives, including artificial intelligence, space, and defence.
They have also agreed to strengthen their strategic partnership and work together to address common challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.
The visit has laid the foundation for a closer and more strategic partnership between India and France in the years to come.
Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the USA, and that meeting was a huge success, and the US and India signed various pacts to strengthen the bond.