PM Modi to hold meeting with French President Macron today

PM Modi will meet with French President Macron for a working lunch today


On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron are scheduled to have lunch together. A day ago, Macron arrived in New Delhi to take part in the two-day G20 Summit that India is hosting as it holds the Presidency. Over the course of the two-day summit, Macron is scheduled to have individual meetings with a number of leaders, including Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Macron departs for Bangladesh on Sunday afternoon, according to the office of the French President. Earlier this July, when PM Modi traveled to France to attend the Bastille Day Parade, he and Macron had a meeting.

A statement from Macron’s office said, “The G20 Summit will enable France’s Head of State to continue his ongoing dialogue with his counterparts from every continent, so as to combat the risks of fragmentation of the world. It will also be an opportunity to make progress in implementing joint responses to the major global challenges that can only be tackled effectively through multilateral action: peace and stability, poverty alleviation, protection of climate and our planet, food security, and digital regulation.”

It further said, “The Summit will also provide an opportunity to follow up on the Summit for a New Global Financial Pact held in Paris last June. This led to the establishment of the Paris Agenda for People and the Planet, providing a framework for collective action to ensure that no country has to choose between fighting poverty and protecting the planet.”

According to the French Embassy in India, Macron will probably hold a press conference there on Sunday afternoon before departing. On Sunday in the late afternoon, he will leave for a bilateral visit to Bangladesh.