Mr. François Richier, Ambassador of France in India, visited Gujarat last week.

On March 24, the Ambassador of France to India Mr. François Richier visited the site of Champaner, World Heritage of UNESCO, before attending the restitution ceremony of a restored chandelier by French artisans in the palace of Baroda hosted by His Highness Maharaja Gaekwad of Baroda along with his Maharani.

It was the French company "Mathieu Lustrerie" that was given the honour of restoring this piece of historic art. Founded in 1948, the company is today operating in 3 verticals: restoration, creation and selection.

On March 25, the Ambassador visited the solar panels on the canal of the Narmada before meeting with the government officials in order to discuss bilateral cooperation, especially in the field of sustainable development.

Next, Mr. Richier held a conference on climate change at IIT Gandhinagar, and he interacted with the students on the subject.

France will host the 21th International Climate Conference (COP21) in December this year, whose goal is to reach an agreement to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and limiting global warming to 2 ° C.

The visit ended with a press conference at the Alliance française d’Ahmedabad.

Last modified on 05/05/2015

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