India, France Signed MoU, Release Joint Statement


PM Modi embarked an official state visit to France at the invitation of the French President for a bilateral on August 22-23 in Paris and to participate in the G7 Summit on August 25-26 in Biarritz. During the talks, both the leaders discussed their bilateral relations and ways to open new areas of cooperation. On Following the talks, four Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) were signed between the two nations: Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, India and Ministry of National Education and Youth, France, between National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, India and French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), India and ATOS, French multinational information technology (IT) service and consulting company and between ISRO and CNES France. The two leaders decided to further jointly strengthen work on solving trade and investment issues of concern for both French and Indian companies, including by additional ways and mechanisms. The two leaders jointly agreed that the high-level France-India economic and financial dialogue should be reactivated as quickly as possible.


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