The body says it
had discussion with both Indian and French companies, representatives from the Union government and business chambers Ficci and CII, to evaluate prospective sectors for growth. An MEDEF delegation had meetings in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.
"France and India have held strong trade ties for more than two decades. During this visit, we have held many discussions with the private sector and with our Indian counterparts in the government and industry, to source viable opportunities for both our nations," said Pierre Gattaz, president of MEDEF. "Manufacturing
will be a very important sector (for jobs) and Make in India
is an interesting initiative, and there will be always jobs for the services sector."
The French federation said it
would try to create a system for stronger bilateral trade.
Highlighting the prospects in smart city projects, Gerard Wolf, chairman of the Sustainable Cities Task Force at MEDEF, suggested Indian cities primarily focus on better housing, cleanliness and mass transportation.