External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday called on French President Emmanuel Macron here and discussed ways to further enhance the India-France Strategic Partnership that was forged in 1998.
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted that Sushma Swaraj and Macron "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, 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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