Sushma Swaraj visits France, aims to deepen bilateral ties on defence and education
Sushma has arrived in Paris for two-day visit. This being Sushma’s first visit in Paris during her Four year tenure, she will be discussing about the movement made by the both sides (India and France) taking the stock of the progress on the series of agreements signed by both the countries during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to India on March. Sushma will be holding the discussion along with her French counterpart Jean Yves Le Drian, and is also expected to call President Macron.
The discussions held along with Le Drian would primarily focus on the movement made by both the sides in the agreement, such that one on logistics will be providing access to the defence forces of both the countries to each other’s military facilities. Provided the two ministers would be reviewing the progress made on the key agreements such as mutual recognition of educational degrees and certificate as well as the agreement on mobility that was signed during Macron’s sejour in New Delhi. Sushma will also be discussing issues such as developments in India’s relations with its neighbour especially ties with Pakistan and China as well as terrorism. The two ministers will also be reviewing about the situations in Syria, Iran, and the recent summit between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Sushma will also be dedicating the Indian culture Centre which is currently under construction in Paris, to Swami Vivekananda. She will be addressing the Indian diaspora in France and she will be also visiting the Maison de I’Inde (Indian House) to mark its 50th anniversary.
Sushma will be having a visit to Italy, Luxembourg and Belgium along with France, starting from June 17th to June 23rd. The official visit to Italy (from June 17th-18th, 2018) will follow the swearing inof H.E. Mr. Giuseppe Conte as Italy’s new prime minister. She will be visiting Luxembourg from19 to 20thJune and Belgium from 20th June to 23rd June.
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