New Delhi. Diplomatic Adviser to the French President Jacques Audibert called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi January 18.
The Prime Minister recalled his visit to France in 2015, and the visit of President Hollande as Chief Guest at the Republic Day on 2016, and said that the exchange of visits had laid the foundation for strengthening bilateral ties for years to come.
Mr Modi said that bilateral relations between India and France have expanded from the triad of Defence, Space and Civil Nuclear cooperation to encompass a broad range of sectors, especially counter-terrorism, maritime security, and renewable energy.
Prime Minister Modi recalled the establishment of International Solar Alliance as a landmark achievement in global efforts against Climate Change, and conveyed his appreciation for French support to this initiative.
The Prime Minister called for greater bilateral cooperation in Smart Cities, Urban Transport, and Infrastructure Development.