"Another chapter in the glorious book of our friendship! PM @narendramodi welcomes President of France, @EmmanuelMacron at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi ahead of the bilateral talks," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
A number of agreements across multiple sectors are expected to be signed following the talks.
Earlier in the day, Macron was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here following which he told the assembled media that France should be the best partner for India and the entry point to Europe.
The ISA is conceived as a coalition of solar resource-rich countries to address their special energy needs and provide a platform to collaborate on dealing with the identified gaps through a common, agreed approach.
This is Macron's first visit to India after he assumed office in May in 2017.
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