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Sushma Swaraj calls on French President

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Swaraj on Saturday called on French here and discussed ways to further enhance the Strategic Partnership that was forged in 1998.

tweeted that Swaraj and "exchanged views on further enhancing our strategic partnership in trade and investment, defence and security, culture, education and people-to-people ties".

Earlier in the day, was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the here following which he told the that should be the best partner for and the entry point to

Later in the day, and Macron will hold a bilateral summit after which a number of agreements across multiple sectors are likely to be signed.

Macron arrived here on Friday on a four-day visit to during the course of which he will the founding conference of the (ISA) with Modi on Sunday.

The ISA is conceived as a coalition of solar resource-rich countries to address their special and provide a platform to collaborate on dealing with the identified gaps through a common, agreed approach.

During the course of his stay in India, Macron will also visit and and have a town hall interaction with students in

During his visit to on Monday, he will inaugurate a 75 MW solar plant built by French firm in Mirzapur in

This is Macron's first visit to after he assumed office in May in 2017.



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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 13:22 IST