• Author – Arvind Singh

As told by the MEA, The French President Emmanuel Macron will going to arrive in India on March 9 on a four-day maiden visit, and during which he would discuss bilateral economic, political and strategic ties.

During this visit A framework agreement on Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project is expected to be signed between the India and France.whereas on 10 march PM Modi will going to hold delegation-level talks with the French President.

However last time when the French President visited to India was in January 2016. The President during that time was the Hollande who had been invited as a chief guest at the Republic Day Parade of 2016 .On the other hand PM Modi had last visited to France in June 2017,at the time when Macron was elected as the President.

It was in the year 1998 the strategic partnership between The India-France established and it is one of the most important and comprehensive bilateral engagements which is marked by the intense and frequent high-level exchanges and deep political understandings.

As per the MEA statement-“The visit of President Macron is aimed at strengthening the economic, political, and strategic dimension of our bilateral engagement”.It also said that the CEO’s Forum of India-France will also going to take place during Macron’s Maiden visit.

Futhermore it also added that the visit is aimed at forging not only strong manufacturing and technology partnerships but also greater people-to-people contacts, especially through greater exchanges of students and researchers.

In the India Economy France is the ninth largest foreign investor, with a cumulative investment accounting of $6.09bn from April 2000 to October 2017.There are about 1,000 French companies which are currently operating in India and whereas about 120 Indian firms have invested in France accounting of €1bn investment.

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