Port Call of the French Destroyer FNS Montcalm in Goa, 13-17 April 2013 [fr]
The French Destroyer FNS Montcalm made a port call in Goa from 13 to 17 April 2013. Among the highlights of her mission are training activities planned with the Indian Navy after the port visit.
Calling at Goa after visits at Bahrain and Abu Dhabi, the French Destroyer Montcalm will contribute to strengthening the ever-higher degree of co-operation between French and Indian navies since the two countries signed their strategic partnership in 1998. On this occasion, H.E. Mr François Richier, Ambassador of France to India, accompanied by Mr. Jean-Raphaël Peytregnet, Consul General of France in Bombay, travelled to Goa on 13th April.
Apart from meeting the captain and crew of the ship, and the French community of Goa at a cocktail on board the French Navy ship, Ambassador Richier and Consul General Peytregnet also met the Chief Minister and Governor of Goa to discuss the possibilities of co-operation between France and Goa in the fields of higher education and urban development.
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