The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today met French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris.
Addressing media after the meeting, the Prime Minister thanked President Macron for the warm welcome and congratulated him for the election victory.
The Prime Minister spoke of the service to humanity and human values that France-India relations have rendered successfully over the years. He expressed confidence that relations will go forward even faster.
In this context, the Prime Minister mentioned the International Solar Alliance, and the joint effort of India and France to this cause.
The Prime Minister described the Paris Climate agreement as a shared heritage of the whole world, and this generation’s contribution to the hope of future generations of mankind. He said it is our collective responsibility to save Mother Earth. Describing the city of Paris as an important part of his political journey, the Prime Minister said India and France had worked shoulder to shoulder for this agreement.
The Prime Minister described protection of environment as an article of faith for Indians, and a centuries old tradition.
He said India is committed to the accord, and even beyond it, India will work and walk together with others to leave a gift for the future generations.
The Prime Minister said both leaders also discussed ways to counter terrorism and radicalization. He said India is in favour of a united progressive European Union.
India and France enjoy deep-rooted ties. Our nations have been working together for a very long time, bilaterally & multilaterally: PM pic.twitter.com/KA7jYMsAhs— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 3, 2017
Be it trade and technology, innovation and investment, energy, education and enterprise, we want to give a boost to India-France ties: PM pic.twitter.com/YyOH76PhNb— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 3, 2017
We want to improve the cultural relations between India and France. Several Indians fought in the first two world wars for world peace: PM pic.twitter.com/N4upoiq0gR— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 3, 2017
Paris Agreement reflects our duty towards protecting the Earth and our natural resources. For us, this is an article of faith: PM pic.twitter.com/8cnSqClBPf— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 3, 2017
We have natural resources because our previous generations protected these resources. We must do the same for our future: PM pic.twitter.com/7JtzUCOD4C— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 3, 2017