Prime Minister Modi will visit the United Arab Emirates on August 23 and August 24. He will be awarded UAE’s Highest Civilian Award, Order of Zayed.
New Delhi| Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin his Tri-nation tour to France, UAE and Bahrain today. He will hold bilateral talks with French President Emmanuel Macron. During this meeting, the two leaders will discuss trade, investment, defence, maritime security, counter-terrorism and strengthening cooperation in the field of civil nuclear energy.
According to sources, Macron will host a dinner for PM Modi at the 19th-century Chateau de Chantilly, 60 km away from Paris. During his visit, Modi will also address people of the Indian community in France. He will also inaugurate the memorial in memory of the Indians killed in the Air India Crash.
— Alexandre Ziegler (@FranceinIndia) August 21, 2019
French ambassador to India Alexander Ziegler tweeted, “Chateau de Chantilly is all set for a bilateral summit between Macron and Modi. It is one of France’s cultural heritage.” The Foreign Ministry said in a statement,” The bilateral visit to France and India’s participation in the G-7 summit will strengthen the relations between the two countries. ” During the visit, the focus will be on agreements such as science, climate change, financing, cooperation in green technology, partnership in new areas like digital and cyberspace.
Modi will meet many leaders besides G-7
At the invitation of President Macron, Modi will participate as a partner in the G-7 summit meeting in the city of Biarritz. During this summit, the Prime Minister may speak on issues like the environment, climate change, maritime cooperation and digital change. Apart from the G-7 summit, Modi will also hold bilateral meetings with leaders of other countries. He will also meet with the French Prime Minister Edward Philippe.
India and France strategic partners since 1998
India and France have been strategic partners since 1998 and the two countries have extensive and multifaceted relations. Apart from this, the two countries have strong cooperation in the fields of defence, maritime security, space, cyber, fight against terrorism and civil nuclear energy. The Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying that Modi’s bilateral visit to France and the invitation to the G-7 summit are in keeping with the tradition of strong and close partnership and high-level political contacts between India and France.
Modi’s UAE visit
Prime Minister Modi will visit the United Arab Emirates on August 23 and August 24. He will be awarded UAE‘s Highest Civilian Award, Order of Zayed. The award was announced to him in April this year. He will also hold comprehensive talks with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The Crown Prince and PM Modi will be releasing a stamp to mark Bapu’s 150th Jayanti. The RuPay card will also be launched.
Modi’s Bahrain visit
PM Modi will also visit Bahrain in the last leg of his Tri-nation visit. He will be the first Indian Prime Minister to do so. Ahead of departure, PM Modi said, “I look forward to meeting Prime Minister His Royal Highness Prince Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Majesty the King of Bahrain Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.”
He said, “Bahrain there would be interactions with the Indian diaspora. It would be an honour for me to be present at the special ceremony marking the re-development of the temple of Lord Shreenathji, among the oldest temples in the Gulf region.”