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Macron to visit India in Dec for Int'l Solar Alliance summit

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

French President Emmanuel Macron will make his first visit to in December during which he will take part in the International Solar Alliance Summit.

France's Ambassador to Alexandre Ziegler confirmed the visit. Macron will also hold official talks with Prime Minister Modi during his stay between December 8 and 10.

During the summit, the International Solar Alliance, an India-led initiate which has the backing of around 121 solar- rich countries to tackle energy issues, will come into effect with the adoption of a legal instrument.

The International Solar Alliance was launched in 2015 by Modi and the then French president Francois Hollande in the presence of former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

The prime minister had Macron, who at 39 is the youngest president in France's history, during his visit to Paris in June.

France is India's 9th largest investment partner. It is also a key partner in Indias development initiatives in areas like defence, space, nuclear and renewable energy, urban development and railways.

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First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 19:48 IST