“My Friend Emmanuel Macron…” PM Modi Thanks France For Bastille Day Invite

PM Modi was invited by French President Emmanuel Macron to attend the parade in Paris. (File)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday thanked French President Emmanuel Macron for inviting him to be the Guest of Honour on France’s National Day on July 14.

“Thank you my friend @EmmanuelMacron! I look forward to celebrating Bastille Day and our Strategic Partnership with you and the French people,” tweeted PM Modi in French.

Earlier, Macron had expressed his pleasure over PM Modi’s visit to attend the Parade in Paris. He tweeted both in French and Hindi.

“Dear Narendra, It will be my pleasure to welcome you to Paris as a guest of honor for the 14th of July parade.”

On the 25th anniversary of the India-France Strategic Partnership, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to attend this year’s Bastille Day Parade as Guest of Honour on July 14 in Paris this year.

PM Modi was invited by French President Emmanuel Macron to attend the Parade in Paris.
According to an official statement, an Indian armed forces contingent will participate in the Parade alongside their French counterparts.

PM Modi’s visit is expected to herald the next phase in the India-France Strategic Partnership by setting new and ambitious goals for our strategic, cultural, scientific, academic, and economic cooperation, including in a wide range of industries, the official statement read.

India and France defend the goals and tenets of the United Nations Charter, which serve as the cornerstone of collaboration between the two nations in the Indo-Pacific region, and share a vision for peace and security, particularly in Europe and the Indo-Pacific

“This historic visit of PM Modi will also deliver common initiatives in order to respond to the key challenges of our time, including climate change, biodiversity loss and the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals and will be an opportunity for India and France to reaffirm their commitment to multilateralism, including in the context of India’s G20 Presidency,” the official statement added.

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