Macron meets Modi, Sushma Swaraj

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The visiting French President, Emmanuel Macron has met the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in Hyderabad House today.

Earlier in the day, he also met the External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj.

During the talks, both the leaders are expected to review the progress achieved in bilateral relations and exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest. Several agreements are expected to be signed in various areas.

Prime Minister Modi and President Macron will co-chair the International Solar Conference (ISA) tomorrow.

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The ISA, an alliance of more than 121 countries, was initiated by Prime Minister Modi in January 2016. The primary objective of the alliance is to work for efficient exploitation of solar energy to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

French President met the External Affairs Minister (EAM), Sushma Swaraj to discuss on further enhancement of ties in various sectors between India and France.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar took to Twitter and shared the moment of the two leaders.

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“A strategic partnership since 1998! EAM @SushmaSwaraj called on President of France @EmmanuelMacron and exchanged views on further enhancing our strategic partnership in trade & investment, defence & security, culture, education and people-to-people ties,” he wrote on the micro-blogging site.

Earlier in the day, the French President and the First Lady visited the Rashtrapati Bhawan and Rajghat.

He also inspected a guard of honour at Rashtrapati Bhawan and met with his Indian counterpart Ram Nath Kovind, his wife Savita Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi there.

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