PM Modi reaches France, Key Deals Likely to be signed


Paris, April 10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached the French capital Paris on Thursday night. He was received by French Minister Sergolene Royal and other senior French officials. He was given warm welcome by many Indians who had gathered at the airport to greet him.

During his stay for four days in France, Modi will hold diplomatic discussion with President Francois Hollande on civil nuclear, defence and economic ties between two nations.

The discussion termed as "Naav pe Charcha" will be held on a boat on Seine river. The media eyes are on the meeting of two important leaders and the results out of the talks.

The duo - Modi and Hollande - are expected to unveil Franco-Indian stamps. During his trip, Modi will also visit the World War 1 memorial and pay tributes to about 10,000 Indians who died fighting for France. He has also programmes to visit UNESCO headquarters, Airbus facility and French space agency office.

On the first trip of the three-nation tour, Modi is scheduled to attend two meetings with top French CEOs discussing infrastructure, and at the second meeting, there will be talks on the defence technology.

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