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PM Modi Meets French Senate, President Larcher

On Thursday, Narendra Modi met with Gerard Larcher, president of the French Senate, in Paris, debating several issues of mutual interest. They agreed to deepen Indo-French cooperation in several areas.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met French Senate President Gerard Larcher in Paris and the two leaders deliberated on a range of issues of mutual interest and agreed to work together to deepen India-France cooperation in several areas.
    
Modi, who landed here earlier in the day, received a warm welcome upon his arrival at the meeting hall to hold talks with Larcher.
    
"PM @narendramodi had a productive meeting with Mr. @gerard_larcher, President of @Senat, in Paris. They deliberated on a range of issues of mutual interest and agreed to work together to deepen India-France cooperation in several areas," the prime minister's office tweeted.
    
The Prime Minister is here on a two-day visit during which he will hold wide-ranging talks with President Emmanuel Macron and join him for the French National Day celebrations as the Guest of Honour.
    
In a special gesture, French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne received Prime Minister Modi at the airport. A ceremonial welcome and Guard of honour were accorded to Prime Minister Modi upon his arrival at the airport.  
    
Prime Minister Modi will also address the Indian community members here.
    
Ahead of his departure from Delhi, Modi expressed confidence that his visit will provide a new impetus to the bilateral strategic partnership.
    
Expansion of bilateral defence ties is expected to be a key focus of Prime Minister Modi's talks with Macron.

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