On the occasion of the New Year, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had a telephone conversation today with Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic.
The Prime Minister conveyed to President Macron his New Year greetings and good wishes on behalf of the people of India and on his own behalf.
The Prime Minister recalled his earlier meetings with President Macron, including at Biarritz and Chantilly. He reiterated his commitment to further strengthening the Strategic Partnership between India and France. He expressed his satisfaction at the steady progress in the multi-faceted relationship between the two countries.
The two leaders exchanged views on a range of issues of mutual interest in bilateral relations as well as regional and global situations.
They agreed on keeping in touch and further enhancing all-round strategic cooperation between the two countries, including in the areas of defence, civil nuclear energy and maritime security.