Delhi,July 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi departed from India for an official visit to France and he is visiting France at the official invitation of French PresidentEmmanuel Macron from July 13 to 14.
Ahead of his departure to France, PM Modi in a statement said he is looking forward to meeting French PresidentEmmanuel Macron, and holding discussions on taking forward the partnership between both nations.
“I look forward to meeting President Macron and holding wide-ranging discussions on taking forward this longstanding and time-tested partnership over the next 25 years. I have had the opportunity to meet President Macron several times since my last Official Visit to France in 2022, most recently in Hiroshima, Japan in May 2023 during the G-7 Summit,” an official statement released from the Prime Minister’s Office said. UAE on Thursday morning.
Calling his visit to France “special”, PM Modi said that he will join Macron for Bastille Day celebrations in Paris as the Guest of Honour. He noted that an Indian tri-services contingent will take part in the Bastille Day Parade.
PM Modi further said that Indian Air Force aircraft will perform a fly-past on the occasion.
“This visit is particularly special as I will join President Macron for the French National Day, or Bastille Day celebrations in Paris as the Guest of Honour. An Indian tri-services contingent will be part of the Bastille Day Parade, while Indian Air Force aircraft will perform a fly-past on the occasion,” PM Modi said.
“This year marks the 25th anniversary of our strategic partnership. Rooted in deep trust and commitment, our two countries cooperate closely across various domains including defence, space, civil nuclear, blue economy, trade, investment, education, culture and people to people ties. We also work together on regional and global issues,” PM Modi said in a statement.