Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to travel to Europe from May 2 to 6 to have bilateral meetings with re-elected French president Emmanuel Macron. He will also be meeting German chancellor Olaf Scholz, apart from addressing the India-Nordic summit in Copenhagen, according to sources close to the development.
With Macron registering win for the second term with a resounding vote, PM Modi is expected to drop by in Paris where he will meet the French president. The two leaders are expected to discuss a range of topics including emerging technologies and Indo-Pacific.
Earlier, on the re-appointment of Emmanuel Macron as the French President, Prime Minister Modi had extended heartiest congratulations to the leader. “Congratulations to my friend
@EmmanuelMacron on being re-elected as the President of France! I look forward to continue working together to deepen the India-France Strategic Partnership,” he said in a tweet.
Congratulations to my friend @EmmanuelMacron on being re-elected as the President of France! I look forward to continue working together to deepen the India-France Strategic Partnership.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 25, 2022
On Sunday, Emmanuel Macron comfortably defeated far-right rival Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election and retained his position.
In his victory speech, he said, “Many in this country voted for me not because they support my ideas but to keep out those of the far-right. I want to thank them and know I owe them a debt in the years to come. No one in France will be left by the wayside.”
Meanwhile, the exact date and time of Modi’s meetings are a work in progress, but the Indian leader will also look forward to strengthen relationship with German Chancellor Scholz.