Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will be visiting Biarritz, France at the invitation of President Macron for the 2019 G-7 Summit as ‘Biarritz Partner’ from 25-26 August 2019. During the Summit, Prime Minister is expected to speak in Sessions on Environment, Climate, Oceans and Digital Transformation. On the sidelines, Prime Minister will be having bilateral meetings with leaders of other countries.
Prior to the G-7 Summit, Prime Minister will be on an Official Visit to France on 22-23 August 2019 and hold bilateral meetings with the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Edouard Philippe. Prime Minister would address the Indian community in Paris and also inaugurate the Memorial for the Indian victims of the Air India crashes at Nid D’Aigle.
India and France are Strategic Partners since 1998 and share a comprehensive, dynamic and multi-faceted relationship. Our two countries have strong cooperation in the fields of defence, maritime security, space, cyber, counter-terrorism, and civil nuclear energy along with robust trade and investment relations.
The bilateral visit to France and the invitation to G-7 Summit are in keeping with the tradition of strong and close partnership and high-level political contacts between India and France, a press release from the Indian government noted.