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Modi meets French PM, discusses ways to strengthen ties

Press Trust of India  |  Dubai 

today met his French counterpart and had a "good discussion" on ways to boost bilateral strategic ties ahead of Emmanuel Macron's first visit to next month.

met Philippe on the sidelines of the World Summit here.

"The two leaders had a good discussion on strengthening our strategic partnership. said that he was looking forward to the visit of French to next month," tweeted.

There has been a significant progress in Indo-French cooperation through regular high-level exchanges and growing commercial exchanges, including in strategic areas such as defence, and space.

Last year, Modi visited soon after Macron assumed office.

Modi also met Kyrgyz here and the two leaders shared their views on bilateral and regional issues, Kumar said.

Modi earlier today met UAE Vice and Prime Minister and discussed ways to expand bilateral cooperation in trade, defence and people-to- people contacts.

Modi also met business leaders from Gulf Cooperation Council countries and shared his vision of "new India" with them.

"Taking story to the business leaders! Prime Minister Modi painted the vision of a new India and shared the ease of doing business in India with the business leaders from countries," Kumar said in another tweet.

"He spoke at length about the economic opportunities in India and the series of reforms undertaken in the last 3.5 years," the Office said in tweet.

Yesterday, Modi arrived in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, and held wide-ranging talks with Crown of Abu Dhabi as the two sides signed five agreements, including a historic pact awarding a consortium of Indian companies a 10 per cent stake in offshore concession.

Modi is visiting the for the second time after his 2015 trip to the Gulf country.

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 17:50 IST