French President Emmanuel Macron congratulates India on its Independence Day

French President, Emmanuel Macron congratulated India on its 76th Independence day as he assured strengthened bilateral ties with the country.

Hailing India's stunning achievement for the last 75 years, Macron said, "Dear friend @NarendraModi, dear people of India, congratulations on your Independence Day! As you proudly celebrate India's stunning achievements in the past 75 years, you can count on France to always stand by your side," taking to Twitter.

India and France have traditionally close and friendly relations. The areas of Defence and Security Cooperation, Space cooperation, and Civil nuclear cooperation constitute the principal pillars of our Strategic Partnership with France.

India and France are increasingly engaged in new areas of cooperation like security in the Indian Ocean region, climate change including the International Solar Alliance, and sustainable growth and development among others.

India and France share a close degree of convergence on a range of regional and global issues. In the economic domain, while there exists vast potential, French economic capacities, it's business and industry, its capital, and technologies have forged linkages with the Indian economy and India's developmental goals.


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