After the much talked about Indian tour of Canadian PM, it’s the turn for French President Emmanuel Macron who is going to arrive in India on 9th March. Mr. Macron will be embarking on a 4-day visit to India at the invitation of PM Modi.
During his official visit, President Emmanuel will be accompanied by wife Brigitte Marie- Claude Macron along with a delegation of businessmen and other ministry officials. As per the MEA statement, this visit is aimed at strengthening the bilateral economic, political, and strategic dimension between India and France.
The visit is likely to hold discussions on crucial issues like terrorism, climate change, sustainable growth and development, smart urbanization, infrastructure, urbanization, youth exchanges, and science & technology cooperation.
On arrival, Mr. Macron will enjoy PM Modi’s trademark hospitality. The two leaders will be inaugurating a 75 Watt Enviro Solitaire Pvt. Ltd solar power plant in Mirzapur. Both the leaders would co-chair the founding conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) on March 11. The ISA is an alliance of 121 countries and was initiated by PM Modi in 2016 with an aim of efficient exploitation of solar power.
The conference will be attended by representatives from at least 125 countries and multilateral institutions. The ISA is registered with the United Nations as an intergovernmental treaty-based organization. Till date, the agreement has been signed by 58 countries and ratified by 27 members.
As per reports, the French President will also be visiting Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Hastkala Sankul at Banaras Hindu University followed by a visit to Assi Ghat. PM Modi will accompany the President for a boat ride along the Ganges, thereby showcasing the government’s National Mission for Clean Ganga. Besides, he would also host a lunch for Mr. and Mrs. Macron.