New Delhi: The prime minister, Narendra Modi, will visit the French capital, Paris, on July 14 to attend this year’s Bastille Day parade as the guest of honour.The French president, Emmanuel Macron, invited Modi to the parade as the guest of honour on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the India-France strategic partnership.
To mark this important milestone, an Indian armed forces contingent will participate in the parade alongside their French counterparts.
In a statement, the foreign ministry said: “The prime minister’s visit is expected to herald the next phase in the India-France strategic partnership by setting new and ambitious goals for our strategic, cultural, scientific, academic, economic cooperation, including in a wide range of industries.”
India and France have a shared vision on peace and security, especially in Europe and the Indo-Pacific and uphold the objectives and the principles of the Charter of the United Nations, which are also the basis of the cooperation between the two countries in the Indo-Pacific region.
Cher Narendra, heureux de t'accueillir à Paris comme invité d'honneur du défilé du 14 juillet !— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) May 5, 2023
प्रिय नरेंद्र, 14 जुलाई की परेड के सम्मानित अतिथिके रूप में तुम्हारा पेरिस में स्वागत कर के मुझे बहुतखुशी होगी। pic.twitter.com/XTJi4MiE0E
Modi’s visit will also deliver common initiatives to respond to the present common key challenges, including climate change, biodiversity loss and the achievement of sustainable development goals. It will also be an opportunity for India and France to reaffirm their commitment to multilateralism, especially in the context of India’s G20 presidency.