Macron, Modi to carry closed-door talks on Russia-Ukraine conflict: Experiences



Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Paris on Wednesday to fulfill French President Emmanuel Macron to spice up bilateral commerce and focus on problems with mutual curiosity.

The discussions would additionally revolve across the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the place India has been sustaining a impartial stance regardless of pressures from the West to sentence Moscow for its actions.

In response to AFP, which has cited Elysee Palace officers, Macron shall be internet hosting a ‘working dinner” for Modi later within the day to debate methods by which India can scale back its dependence on Russia.

Macron will “emphasise the implications of the conflict for the worldwide order effectively past the European Union, together with in Asia,” his Elysee Palace workplace stated.

France desires to “assist the Indians diversify their provide” away from Russian arms and power, officers added.

The goal “is to not go away the Indians with no manner out, however to supply options,” they stated.

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That is PM Modi’s fifth go to to France after August 2019, June 2017, November 2015 and April 2015.

“Landed in Paris. France is certainly one of India’s strongest companions, with our nations cooperating in numerous areas,” PM Modi stated on Twitter.

Earlier than leaving for Europe, PM Modi in a press release had stated, “President Macron has very not too long ago been re-elected, and my go to simply ten days after the consequence won’t solely enable me to convey my private congratulations in-person, but in addition reaffirm the shut friendship between the 2 nations. This can even give us the chance to set the tone of the following part of the India-France Strategic Partnership.”

“President Macron and I’ll share assessments on varied regional and world points and can take inventory of ongoing bilateral cooperation. It’s my agency perception that two nations that share such comparable imaginative and prescient and values for the worldwide order, should work in shut cooperation with one another,” he had stated.

(With inputs from businesses)

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