From the Consul General Mr. Yves Perrin’s desk
Since 9th March 2015, Mr. Yves PERRIN is the new Consul General of France in Bombay.
Dear compatriots and my Indian friends,
I took up office in Mumbai last week and I have already witnessed the confidence of the consulate’s relations both with the French community as well as with the Indian authorities, whether civil or military. I must admit that I was touched by the warmth of the welcome that has been extended to me on all occasions.
I was also highly impressed by the generous volunteering on the part of our compatriots who have agreed to exercise the functions of a ‘district manager’ and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their assistance, usually in difficult situations.
I assure you that the services of the Consulate will continue seamlessly in the best interests of the French community, both settled or on a short visit in the consular jurisdiction of the states of Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhasttisgarh and in the Union territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu and ensure the safety of our community. In this regard, I am eager to work with our elected officials within the recently updated official framework of the representation of the French community abroad and thank them for their commitment and dedication.
The Newsletter, which we send out each month, mainly to our registered nationals, and our website are our best means of communication; we share them with you and I will welcome any improvement that you might suggest.
Also rest assured that, like my predecessor Mr. Jean-Raphaël Peytregnet, whose diplomatic actions I sincerely acknowledge, I will ensure further development of the co-operative actions already initiated between France and India in this consular jurisdiction.
Lastly, please note that I am particularly pleased to have the opportunity to understand, through their great diversity, the civilization of India, its culture, the spiritual elevation of its people and their ability to open to the world and at the same time respecting their own traditions and identity.
Until the pleasure of meeting you,