French International Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will start a three-day go to to India on Tuesday to spice up cooperation in a spread of key areas, together with within the Indo-Pacific area.
Asserting the go to, the Ministry of Exterior affairs (MEA) stated it can pave the way in which for additional strengthening of the bilateral partnership throughout the commerce, defence, local weather, migration and mobility, training and well being sectors within the post-COVID-19 context.
It stated Le Drian will maintain talks with Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on bilateral, regional and worldwide problems with mutual curiosity, in addition to assembly Setting Minister Prakash Javadekar at a panel dialogue on local weather change.
The French embassy, in an announcement, stated the talks between Mr Jaishankar and Le Drian will cowl “all elements of the bilateral strategic partnership, joint initiatives within the Indo-Pacific, regional and international problems with frequent curiosity and cooperation within the UN Safety Council”.
It stated Le Drian is enterprise the go to from April 13-15 to strengthen the strategic ties between France and India, enhance cooperation in a number of fields, significantly within the Indo-Pacific.
The embassy stated the visiting minister can even name on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The French minister can also be scheduled to take part within the Raisina Dialogue.
At an occasion on Tuesday, Le Drian will appoint 15 alumni ambassadors chosen from the distinguished France Alumni Community, consistent with France’s objective to spice up pupil mobility between the 2 nations, the embassy stated.
These alumni have pursued research within the fields of science, administration, artwork, culinary and social sciences and grow to be leaders of their respective fields in India, it stated.
On Tuesday night, the minister will handle a gathering on Indo-French cooperation in cinema and the promotion of gender equality within the business.
“Gender equality is a prime precedence for France’s diplomacy and French cooperation with India,” the embassy stated.
On Wednesday, Le Drian, together with Mr Javadekar, will participate in a panel dialogue on the French embassy on boosting international motion towards local weather change in view of COP26.
The panel will function French Ambassador for Local weather Stephane Crouzat and several other Indian civil society figures who’re lively in surroundings safety, the embassy stated.
On Thursday, Le Drian will journey to Bengaluru, the place he’ll spotlight the Indo-French cooperation on well being and organic sciences on the Bangalore Life Sciences Cluster (BLiSc).
He’s additionally scheduled to go to the ISRO’s Human House Flight Centre (HSFC).
The minister will conclude his go to to India by assembly the French tech neighborhood, Bangalore-India to advertise cooperation between the 2 nations within the subject of technological improvements and the event of ties between Indian and French startups.