Welcome message from the Consul General

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Dear friends,

It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you to the website of the Consulate General of France in Kolkata.

For years, France and India have shared a historical relationship and people from both countries have developed fruitful exchanges, especially at an artistic and cultural level, here in Bengal.

In 2018, our bilateral relationship was given a new momentum with the State visit of President Emmanuel Macron to India and also with the success of the “Bonjour India” Festival, especially in Bengal during the Kolkata International Book Fair.

I am committed to continue and foster links that were developed by my predecessor, in our entire jurisdiction and I thank him for creating this cross cultural friendship on behalf of France. (West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Sikkim).

Working closely with the French Embassy, this Consulate General will remain engaged in various sectors that will strengthen the future of our Indo-French relationship :

- Higher education is one of our priorities. Indian youth who want to study in France are most welcome ! Our Education agency, Campus France, is specialized in building a strong interaction between institutions of higher education both in France and in this region.

- From the economic standpoint, we provide active support to SMEs interested in joint ventures, in all fields and especially in renewable energy, transport and sustainable development across cities.

To promote French culture, the Alliance Française du Bengale, a landmark for the French presence in Kolkata, provides high standard in French languages classes and organizes many cultural events through the year and I welcome you to each of them.

We look forward to your participation and feedback for developing our bilateral relationship in the years to come.

Hoping to meet you soon,

Warm regards,

Virginie CORTEVAL
Consul General

Dernière modification le 25/10/2018

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