Tuesday, September26,2023

PM Modi: PM Modi leaves for France, will attend Bastille Day parade as well as state banquet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for France from Delhi on Thursday morning. Prime Minister Modi will visit France as well as UAE. PM will be in France on 13th and 14th. During this, PM Modi will attend the Bastille Day Parade in France on July 14 as the chief guest. PM Modi and President Macron will also hold a bilateral meeting. After France, PM Modi will go to UAE on 15th July.

Before leaving for France, PM Modi said that we will work together on regional and global issues. I was looking forward to meeting President Macron. Looked forward to talks with French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne, Senate President Gerard Larcher and National Assembly President Yael Braun-Pivet. I am confident that this visit will give a new identity to the strategic partnership.

Will meet the Indian community on the first day itself. PM Modi left for France today at the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron. Macron will host a state banquet as well as a private dinner in honor of PM Modi. The PM's visit to France is being seen as a step towards strengthening bilateral relations on strategic, cultural, scientific, educational and economic fronts. The emphasis of PM Modi and President Macron on the France tour may be to increase as well as reduce dependence on China. Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Yatra told that PM Modi is going to France for the sixth time. He will reach France on Thursday afternoon and meet the Indian community in the evening.

This will be the program for July 14-15. PM Modi will attend the Bastille Day Parade on July 14, the National Day of France. The French PM will then meet with the presidents of the Senate and the National Assembly, as well as CEOs of French companies. On his return from France, PM Modi will visit the UAE on July 15, where he will hold discussions with UAE ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. This visit will give an opportunity to take forward the strategic partnership of the two countries in areas like energy, education, health, food security. chief guest

Modi will be the second Indian PM. Indian PM being invited as the chief guest on its National Day is an important sign of the deepening strategic relations between India and France. Modi will be the second Indian PM to be invited by France as the chief guest. Manmohan Singh was invited in 2009.

Emphasis on increasing business relations. Despite deep strategic ties between India and France, the business relationship between the two was not very encouraging. From 2010 to 2021, the bilateral trade of the two countries increased by about $ 4 billion. At the global level, both countries share strategic interests, in this context, the emphasis of both countries was now on increasing business relations.

France was with India during the nuclear test. After independence, France was India's biggest trading partner in Europe for a long time. Strategic relations between the two countries began in 1998. When India conducted nuclear tests this year, all western countries including America imposed sanctions on India. However, France not only stayed away from sanctions, but continued to lobby vigorously for the sanctions to be lifted. In this way, in the last three decades, France emerged as the biggest strategic partner for India after Russia.

When the Indian Army joined forces, the chest of the French Army swelled with pride. The French Army is feeling proud this year with the participation of Indian Army soldiers in the parade to be held on French National Day (Bastille Day). The parade will take place on one of the most beautiful routes in the world, located on the Avenue Champs Elysees. As per custom, senior officers of the three wings of the Indian Army are present in Paris for the rehearsal of the parade. The French Army says that this time it is a matter of pride for them to join the soldiers and officers of the Indian Army in the parade.

Good will echo everywhere. The soldiers of Punjab Regiment leading the parade will parade to the tune of the band of Rajputana Rifles. During this, the soldiers of the band will play the tune of Saare Jahan Se Accha… through pipes and drums. Soldiers from the Punjab Regiment of the Indian Army fought in different parts of Europe in both world wars.