French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler today said the nearly 200 years old French school here should be at the forefront of the initiatives for strengthening ties between the younger generations of the two countries.
He was declaring open the new premises of the elementary sectionattached to the 'Lycee Francais' school here.
Referring to French President Emmanuel Macron's recent visit to India, he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Macron celebrated the tie-up between the two countries "which is not only a strategic partnership but also a partnership of people and from the hearts."
During the visit last month, France and India had inked two important agreements related to facilitating migration of students and professionals between France and India and mutual recognition of degrees facilitating the pursuit of higher education of French students in India and Indian students in France boosting their employability, he said.
Through these agreements the two countries had shared the ambition of multiplying the number of Indian and French students hosted in the respective countries.
"The objective we set to ourselves last month for boosting people to people ties and also for building strong partnership of the people of the two countries will start in places like this French school breeding a new generation of students familiar with both cultures," he said.
The Ambassador said the relocation of the primary section to the main premises of the Lycee Francais 'is symbolic of the new dynamicin this institution.
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