Emmanuel Macron meets PM Modi: $16-bn deals signed


New Delhi: French President Emmanuel Macron, who is in India on a four-day visit, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi held delegation-level talks in the national capital on Saturday. On Friday night, Macron arrived in New Delhi and Prime Minister Modi received him at the airport in a special gesture.

After the talks, India and France signed 14 agreements. During the delegation-level talks, both leaders were expected to review the progress so far in India-France bilateral relations and exchange their views on regional and international issues of mutual interest for both nations.

French President Macron on Saturday held talks with External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj. Ahead of the meeting with the EAM, President Macron and wife, Brigitte Macron, paid their tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. Earlier on Saturday morning, Macron and his wife Brigitte arrived at the Rashtrapati Bhawan and the French President inspected the guard of honour.

At the Rashtrapati Bhawan, President Macron met with his counterpart, President Ram Nath Kovind, his wife Savita Kovind, and Prime Minister Modi.

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