Foreign Minister of France to visit India

The Foreign Minister of France, Jean Baptiste Lemoyne will be visiting India next week on an official visit for enhanced bilateral strategic partnership between the two nations. Lemoyne will be the first French Minister to visit India after the formation of a new government post the Lok Sabha elections. The French Embassy in New Delhi has released a statement which said, “This trip will acknowledge the reinforcement of the Indo-French relationship and will lay the groundwork for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to France for the G7 Summit in Biarritz in August”. Lemoyne during his official visit will attend a meeting with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, regarding which the statement further said, “The meeting will focus on the further deepening of the Indo-French strategic partnership and its contribution to a more stable and sustainable world governance”. The French Minister will also meet V Muraleedharan, minister of state for external affairs and Hardeep Puri, minister of state for commerce and industry to discuss extensively on bilateral trade, investment and cooperation in the field of urban affairs. Lemoyne will attend a lunch hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) to interact with top Indian business leaders.

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