NEW DELHI: French President Emmanuel Macron will host Prime Minister Narendra Modi for dinner at the iconic Louvre museum in Paris during the latter’s two-day visit to the country.
During the visit, PM Modi will attend France’s Bastille Day celebration as a guest of honour.
Macron’s office said that over 200 guests will join the two leaders on France’s national holiday for the dinner in PM Modi’s honour at the world’s biggest museum.
The guests will be treated to a special viewing of a number of iconic works, the presidency added.

It is going to be a very important visit: Ambassador of France to India Emmanuel Lenain


It is going to be a very important visit: Ambassador of France to India Emmanuel Lenain

PM Modi will be in France on July 13 and 14 for what will be his fifth trip to the country,
He will meet Macron for a private dinner before visiting Indian artists who participated in this year’s Namaste France festival, an event highlighting cultural links between both countries.
On Friday, PM Modi will attend the traditional Bastille Day military parade, which will this year feature a sizable Indian contingent.
The Prime Minister is set to hold extensive talks with French President Emmanuel Macron during the visit.
The defence and security cooperation between India and France have been on a major upswing since New Delhi’s procurement of 36 Rafale jets from French aerospace major Dassault Aviation.
French defence major Safran is also set to jointly develop an engine with India’s relevant state-run defence manufacturers for military aircraft.
PM Modi’s trip to Paris will be special as it will be the first Bastille Day visit by a foreign leader in Macron’s current term.
(With inputs from AFP, PTI)


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