New Delhi [India]China News Service, March 13 (Xinhua) According to Agence France-Presse, a delegation led by Jean-Louis Bourget, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the French Parliament, met with Chief Electoral Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv in Nirvashan Sadan today. Kumar.
The Election Commission of India said on its official twitter page, “A delegation from the Foreign Affairs Committee of the French Parliament, headed by Mr. Jean-Louis Bourget, Chairman of the Commission, visited CEC Shri Rajiv Kumar at Nirvachan Sadan on March 13, 2023”
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Earlier this month, Catherine Colonna, French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, visited India and attended the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and the Reissina Dialogue.
During his visit to India, Colonna held talks with Foreign Minister Jaishankar. Jaishankar used his official Twitter account to thank her for her support for India’s G20 presidency.
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Jaishankar tweeted: “Great meeting with French FM @MinColonna. Thanks for her support of our G20 presidency. Agreed to closer coordination on global and multilateral issues. Also reviewed our bilateral relationship.”
France will stand alongside India for decades to come, Catherine Colonna said at the unveiling of the Villa Swagatam Initiative on March 3. She stressed that India and France have ties in security, defence, and various fields.
Colonna said France was keen to engage with new artists, writers, academics and scientists, which she stressed was a pillar of India-France relations. She pointed out that people-to-people and cultural exchanges between the two countries are strategic and structural.
“As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the India-France strategic partnership this year, now is the time to show greater ambition. You will see what I mean soon, it will be obvious,” Colonna said.
“For the past 25 years we have stood by India to protect our respective sovereignty, we are two countries that are proud to be independent, we have these ties in security and defence, and in many areas of cooperation. In the next few decades We will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with India throughout the year,” she added. (Arnie)
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