Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a productive bilateral meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Hiroshima.
The leaders discussed various aspects of the India-France relationship, including trade and economic cooperation, defence sector collaboration, civil nuclear cooperation, and the forthcoming visit of PM Modi to France for Bastille Day in July.
The meeting highlighted the entire gamut of India-France bilateral relations, with both leaders taking stock of the progress in their strategic partnership.
The Prime Minister's Office tweeted about the productive nature of the meeting, emphasizing the momentum being given to the strategic partnership between the two countries.
The discussions encompassed a wide range of areas such as trade, economic cooperation, civil aviation, renewables, culture, co-production, manufacturing in the defence sector, and civil nuclear cooperation.
The leaders agreed to expand the partnership into newer domains, reflecting their shared commitment to further strengthen bilateral ties.
In July, Prime Minister Modi will attend the Bastille Day Parade in Paris as the guest of honor, marking the 25th anniversary of the India-France Strategic Partnership.
The Ministry of External Affairs confirmed that a contingent of the Indian armed forces would also participate in the parade alongside their French counterparts.
(With PTI Inputs)