Foreign Affairs
India-France responsibility for peace in Indo-Pacific: Narendra Modi


Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his joint statement with French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday said that as resident powers of the Indo-Pacific, India and France have a special responsibility for peace and stability. Area. “As resident powers of the Indo-Pacific, India and France have a special responsibility for peace and stability in the region. We are working on the Indo Pacific Corporation road map to give a constructive shape to our cooperation. are also discussing. Proposal for Indo-Pacific, Triangular Development Cooperation Fund,” the Prime Minister said.

“This will open up new opportunities to foster startups and innovation across the region. We welcome France’s decision to lead the Marine Resource Peeler in India’s Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative,” he said. The PM said that India and France will discuss many important regional and global issues in the India-France CEO Forum. In a recent interview, the PM while speaking to the French newspaper ‘Les Echoes’ emphasized that the India-France partnership aims to advance a free, open, inclusive, secure and stable Indo-Pacific region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said that both countries aim to help other countries in the region.

Prime Minister Modi further said that India and France are working together not only to strengthen India’s defence industrial base and joint operational Capabilities but also to support the security needs of other countries. “This includes a full range of economic, connectivity, human development and sustainability initiatives. These will draw other nations into a shared pursuit of prosperity and peace. This partnership opens up great possibilities for regional cooperation. Furthermore, beyond the Indian Ocean region, we will also increasingly coordinate and cooperate in the Pacific region. Our partnership will also include the European Union, which has its own Indo-Pacific strategy. With the European Union, we already have an EU-India Connectivity Partnership,” PM Modi said.

PM Modi said, “I think that the thinking of President Macron really matches with our thinking. And so we’re naturally suited to work together. And for this I have a deep gratitude towards them. Our partnership is vital for peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. We view France as one of our leading global partners.” PM Modi attends a lunch hosted by the Speaker of the National Assembly of France, Yael Bron-Pivet, in Paris. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the Bastille Day parade on France’s National Day as a guest of honour at the invitation of President Emmanuel Macron. The majestic parade, in which contingents of the Indian Armed Forces participated, took place under bright and sunny skies at the Champs-Élysées in Paris. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the strategic partnership between the two countries.

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