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PM Modi is the first leader President Macron meets after re-election.

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PM Modi is the first leader President Macron meets after re-election.

Even though Modi has a short halt at Paris while enroute to India, the visit is expected to yield significant results with Macron expected to make a substantial visit to India soon to carry forward the implementation of strategic ideas discussed between the two on Wednesday.

The way forward : Prime minister Narendra Modi with French President Emmanuel Macron.

It is an unwritten convention that the French President elect makes his first international trip to neighboring Germany to strengthen the Franco-German alliance and expand the European footprint. Socialist President Francois Hollande jetted off to Berlin to meet then German Chancellor Angela Merkel soon after he was elected President on May 15, 2012. His able successor Emmanuel Macron did the same five years later when he flew down to meet Chancellor Merkel in 2017. But this time there is a slight change in plans though Germany remains a very close partner of France, like the US and its ally UK.

On Wednesday, the first international visitor that President Macron will physically meet after winning the French election on April 24 is none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is winging down from Copenhagen to especially meet his friend at the Elysée Palace for one-to-one dialogue and delegation level talks built around a dinner. PM Modi is expected to be in France for around four to five hours.

Even though PM Modi has a short halt at Paris while enroute to India, the visit is expected to yield significant results with President Macron expected to make a substantial visit to India soon to carry forward the implementation of strategic ideas discussed between the two on Wednesday. The preparations of the visit have already begun in Paris with the agenda of talks being shared through the diplomatic channel. A joint statement of the bilateral meeting is expected to be released after PM Modi’s meeting with President Macron.

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