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Macron posts selfie with PM, wishes India on Republic Day 2024

French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi click on selfie in Jaipur. X/@EmmanuelMacron

“Let’s celebrate!” mentioned French President Emmanuel Macron, the chief visitor of Republic Day 2024, wishing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other people of India on this present day.

Sharing a selfie on X (previously Twitter) with PM Modi, clicked exterior Jaipur’s Hawa Mahal on Thursday, Macron wrote: “My dear friend Narendra Modi, Indian people, My warmest wishes on your Republic Day. Happy and proud to be with you. Let’s celebrate!”

Macron is the chief visitor at seventy fifth Republic Day celebrations on the Kartavya Path, the ceremonial boulevard within the coronary heart of the nationwide capital, New Delhi.

PM Modi was the visitor of honour on the prestigious Bastille Day Parade in Paris in July final.

Macron started his two-day go to to India on Thursday. PM Modi and Macron held wide-ranging talks to additional consolidate India-France strategic cooperation, particularly in areas of defence, safety, commerce and clear power, after the French chief was accorded a red-carpet welcome in Jaipur.

The talks befell at a nineteenth century palace after PM Modi and Macron held a roadshow from the astronomical commentary web site of Jantar Mantar to iconic Hawa Mahal within the Pink Metropolis.

PM Modi additionally hosted a banquet for Macron and the members of his delegation on the lodge.

As per studies, the talks between the 2 leaders at Taj Rambagh Palace largely targeted on boosting cooperation in defence, commerce, house, cyber area, moreover methods to bolster engagement within the Indo-Pacific.

Macron’s go to to India is happening as high negotiators from the each the edges are eyeing to seal two mega defence offers offering for India’s procurement of 26 Rafale-M (marine model) fighter jets and three French designed Scorpene submarines.

The go to exhibits the “deep mutual trust” and “unwavering friendship” underpinning Indo-French ties, a French readout mentioned on Wednesday.

“President Macron’s visit will consolidate the ambitious renewal of the France-India strategic partnership that the two leaders decided on in Paris on July 14 through the ‘Horizon 2047 Roadmap’,” it mentioned.

Horizon 2047 is a blueprint to considerably bolster the ties when the 2 sides will rejoice the centenary of diplomatic relations.

On Friday, Macron will witness the Republic Day celebrations because the chief visitor. A 95-member marching contingent and 33-member band contingent from France will participate within the parade. Two Rafale fighter jets and an Airbus A330 multi-role tanker transport plane of the French air power may also function within the celebrations. The French marching contingent from the French Overseas Legion options six Indians.

Macron may also attend the ‘At Dwelling’ reception by President Droupadi Murmu on the Rashtrapati Bhawan. He’s additionally scheduled to carry a gathering with Murmu at 7:10 pm.

With inputs from PTI



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