Telephone conversation of President Macron & PM Modi [fr]
Telephone conversation between the President of the French Republic and Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India - Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic. (Elysée Palace, Friday, 10th January 2020)
The President of the French Republic held a telephone conversation on Friday, 10th January with the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi.
The President of the French Republic and the Prime Minister of India expressed their shared view on the necessity of de-escalation in the Middle East. They agreed to work together towards easing tensions by urging the parties to show restraint and responsibility.
They reiterated their attachment to the full implementation of the goals defined during Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Chantilly on 22nd August 2019 and India’s participation in the Biarritz G7 Summit. They agreed on the interest in intensifying ministerial visits in both countries in the course of this year.
The two leaders expressed their interest in pursuing the strengthening of our partnership in the military and civil nuclear fields, as well as enhancing our operational cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.
In the spirit of trust and frankness that characterises their relations, the French President and the Indian Prime Minister discussed the situation in the region of Kashmir, which France continues to follow closely.
Lastly, the President and the Prime Minister agreed on the importance of remaining in very close contact in view of the upcoming decisive events in 2020 with regard to climate change and biodiversity.