France may join Indian Ocean Initiative, sign new partnership deal with ISRO during FM Le Drian`s visit

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New Delhi: French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian connected Monday (April 12) arrived successful New Delhi for his authoritative visit, said the Ministry of External Affairs.

The French curate would beryllium successful India for a four-day sojourn during which helium would beryllium gathering External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and would beryllium expected to telephone connected Prime Minister Narendra Modi arsenic well.

"During his enactment successful New Delhi, Mr. Le Drian volition clasp talks with Minister of External Affairs, S Jaishankar connected April 13, 2021, connected bilateral, determination and planetary issues of communal interest. He volition besides conscionable the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar astatine a sheet treatment connected Climate Change," according to a connection from the Ministry of External Affairs.

It volition beryllium the archetypal high-level carnal enactment betwixt India and France since the outbreak of the COVID19 pandemic.

As per ANI reports, Indo-Pacific volition beryllium the cardinal absorption of discussions betwixt the 2 ministers and Minister Drian is acceptable to denote France joining the Indo-Pacific Oceans inaugural launched by PM Modi. 

Sources further said that France volition propulsion for the EU Indo-Pacific strategy during the talks. India and France volition sermon associated initiatives that person travel to fruition including the caller trilateral with Australia. The trilateral sheet is besides portion of Raisina dialogue. 

The multi-lateral maritime workout La Perouse involving navies of India, France, Japan and the US ended past week. The bilateral Varuna workout involving a French craft bearer volition beryllium held successful 2 weeks. 

According to diplomatic sources, different precedence during the talks volition beryllium leveraging the exceptional bilateral narration to tackle the main challenges of 2021 similar defending multilateralism (with India successful UNSC), cosmopolitan entree to vaccines and boosting planetary enactment connected climate. 

Sources said the French Minister volition instrumentality up the clime contented during his gathering with PM Modi and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar. They said the visiting curate volition besides beryllium taking guardant civilian atomic practice and helium is expected to marque announcements connected caller associated endeavours during his sojourn to the ISRO centre successful Bengaluru and besides commencement a dialog connected emerging information challenges successful space. 

The French Minister and Jaishankar volition besides sermon the main determination and planetary issues including Myanmar, Iran and the bid process successful Afghanistan. 

The visiting person volition besides person immoderate segments astir younker mobility and cinema cooperation, the main thought being that the 2 countries should fortify these quality ties against the backdrop of the pandemic that has the other effect of creating distances, sources said. 

The sojourn of the French Foreign Minister is taking spot astatine a clip erstwhile the 2nd question of COVID-19 is astatine its peak. The sources said the sojourn is simply a reflection of however the enactment of France and India basal unneurotic successful these hard times.

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