On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in France on the final leg of his three-day Europe visit and was warmly welcomed by members of the Indian diaspora in Paris. Members of the Indian community were present outside the hotel where PM Modi reached after his arrival in Paris. Hundreds of people of Indian origin were seen waving at PM Modi with joy and excitement and some children were seen taking his autograph.
PM Modi further said, “President Macron and I will share assessments on various regional and global issues and will take stock of ongoing bilateral cooperation. It is my firm belief that two countries that share such similar vision and values for the global order, must work in close cooperation with each other. My visit to Europe comes at a time when the region faces many challenges and choices. Through my engagements, I intend to strengthen the spirit of cooperation with our European partners, who are important companions in India’s quest for peace and prosperity.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Paris on May 4 on the final leg of his three-nation European tour during which he met French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss issues of bilateral and mutual interests. PM Modi will be among the first few world leaders to meet President Macron after his re-election last week. He had congratulated President Macron after his re-election. PM Modi’s visit comes during the French presidency of the European Union. It also coincides with the 75 years of diplomatic relations between India and France. This is PM Modi’s fifth visit to France after August 2019, June 2017, November 2015, and April 2015. President Macron visited India in March 2018. Both leaders also met on the sidelines of the G20 Rome Summit in October 2021, G20 Osaka Summit in June 2019, and G20 Buenos Aires Summit in December 2018.