Alexandre Ziegler, French Ambassador presents his credentials [fr]
New Delhi, 02 July 2016
His Excellency Mr Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India, presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of India, His Excellency Shri Pranab Mukherjee, at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Saturday, 2nd July 2016.
On this occasion, Mr Ziegler reaffirmed the historical ties of friendship and trust between India and France. He recalled our common ambition of placing the ties that unite our two countries at the service of the planet.
Delighted with the vitality of the strategic partnership between India and France, he underscored France’s resolve to intensify our cooperation further in the areas of defence, energy, space, and security.
He also expressed France’s will to build a partnership for the future with India by actively supporting the major programmes that are shaping tomorrow’s India, especially in the areas of sustainable urban development, transport, energy and new technologies.
He conveyed the wish to see the close and enduring ties between the Indian and French peoples deepen further, particularly through cultural, university and touristic exchanges.