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PM Modi, France's Macron discuss geopolitical challenges, nuclear energy

PM Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron reviewed ongoing bilateral initiatives, including defence collaboration projects and cooperation in civil nuclear energy

Narendra Modi | Emmanuel Macron | India-France

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

PM Modi, Emmanuel Macron

Prime Minister and French President on Tuesday reviewed ongoing bilateral initiatives, including defence collaboration projects and cooperation in civil nuclear energy.

During their telephonic conversation, they also discussed important geopolitical challenges, including those related to global food security, a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office said.

India and have been expressing concern at the risk to the global food security and nutrition in light of the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

"Spoke to my friend President @EmmanuelMacron today. Conveyed India's solidarity with in dealing with the devastating wildfires," Modi tweeted.

"We discussed ongoing bilateral cooperation under the Strategic Partnership, and other issues of global and regional significance," he said.

"President @EmmanuelMacron and I also agreed to cooperate closely in responding to global challenges of food and energy security," he added.

The PMO statement also said the leaders reviewed ongoing bilateral initiatives, including defence cooperation projects and cooperation in civil nuclear energy.

The two leaders expressed satisfaction at the depth and strength that the Strategic Partnership has acquired in recent years and agreed to continue working closely together to expand the relationship to new areas of cooperation, the statement said.

On Monday, Modi had said he was touched by Macron's greetings on India's Independence Day. India truly cherishes its close relations with France, and their bilateral partnership is for global good, he had said.

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First Published: Wed, August 17 2022. 07:28 IST