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  • India’s Ambassador to France says combating terrorism will be one of the priorities for two countries

    Published on August 22, 2019

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be reaching Paris today for Indo-France bilateral talks scheduled in the evening. While speaking exclusively to AIR correspondent on the eve of this visit, Indian Ambassador in France Vinay Mohan Kwatra has said combating terrorism in all forms will be one of the priorities for the two countries. He said,”Terrorism is a global issue. In context of India, it is in form of cross-border terrorism.

    But issues of terrorism and cross-border terrorism, in general and all other issues related to it such as cyber-terrorism, financing of terrorism, India and France have same point of view. Our participation is powerful, strong and global. Naturally, this issue will be talked upon in this upcoming visit between the two leaders.”

    AIR correspondent reports that Indian Ambassador in France has said that after the first visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015, we have observed that decisions are not only taken in bilateral meetings , but they are implemented expeditiously, efficiently and forcefully.

    He said that in todays meeting the two leaders will take comprehensive assessment of the relationship and will also establish time line and agenda for our future cooperation in coming years.

    He said that talks on cooperation in all important fields like security, industry and trade, challenges of counter-terrorism and climate changes, people to people contacts and cultural exchanges are expected.

    The Prime minister will arrive in France in the evening and will straightaway head to talks with President Macron. During his visit to Paris, the Prime Minister is also scheduled to address the Indian community and also inaugurate the Memorial for the Indian victims of the Air India crashes at Nid D’Aigle.