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Modi to have bilateral discussions with Macron ahead of G7 summit

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Narendra Modi's visit to in August to attend the outreach session of the summit will be preceded by a bilateral engagement with French Emmanuel Macron, French said on Monday.

Lemoyne said on the sidelines of an event here that and Modi have "a strong relationship personally and a great mutual respect."

"That's why was very happy to invite Modi to join the leaders' meeting in at the end of August. This participation (of Modi) will be preceded by a bilateral visit that will add very important momentum in the relations," he said.

Lemoyne is the first French leader to visit since the Modi assumed charge in its second term. His visit is aimed at laying the groundwork for Modi's visit.

During the day, Lemoyne met who said they had a productive exchange of views on global issues.

"Productive exchange of views on global issues. Appreciated special invitation to PM to join the Summit in August," Jaishankar tweeted.

later said that Prime Minister Modi has received an invitation from the President of to attend the Outreach Session at the Summit in Biarritz as a Special Invitee.

"The invitation is a reflection of the personal chemistry between the two leaders, a demonstration of our deepening strategic partnership and recognition of as a major economic power. The PM has accepted the invitation to attend the event which will also include a bilateral component. Further details will be shared in due course," he said.



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First Published: Mon, June 10 2019. 23:56 IST