PM Modi, Prez Hollande talks to focus on defence issues, terrorism
Paris, Apr. 10 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s discussion with French President Francois Hollande on Friday will focus on critical defence and nuclear issues as well as terrorism.
“India and France are strategic partners so the discussions between Prime Minister Modi and President Hollande tomorrow will focus on areas of strategic cooperation which include defence, nuclear,” MEA official spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin told ANI.
“When leaders of two important countries meet, they will also discuss issues which create problems for the rest of the world including terrorism. They will address international issues including Security Council reform and various regional issues of interest to India and France,” he added.
Prime Minister Modi is visiting France as part of his three-nation tour for the first time since assuming office last year. He is scheduled to visit the World War-I memorial and pay tribute to about 10,000 Indians, who lost their lives while fighting alongside France.
He will seek to speed up price negotiations for the building of two reactors by state-run Areva S.A. of 1,650 megawatts each in Maharashtra.
Prime Minister Modi will reach the German city of Hannover on Sunday on the second leg of his visit. He will reach Canadian capital Ottawa on Tuesday on the final leg of his visit. (ANI)