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French President Emmanuel Macron To Arrive In Delhi For 4-Day Visit Today

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| March 9 , 2018 , 12:47 IST

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to arrive in Delhi on Friday for a four-day visit to India accompanied by his wife, Brigitte Marie-Claude Macron, and a delegation of businessmen and ministry officials.

"The visit of President Macron is aimed at strengthening the bilateral economic, political and strategic dimension of our engagement", the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

French President Macron will hold Bilateral talks with PM Narendra Modi on Saturday on global issues such as terrorism, climate change, sustainable growth and development including infrastructure and smart urbanization.

As per reports, both sides will continue to enhance and cooperate in the sectors of defence, maritime, space, security, and energy-related.

On Sunday, Macron along with his French delegation is expected to take part in the founding conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) on March 11.

On March 12, the French President accompanied by Prime Minister Modi will visit Varanasi.

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The bilateral trade between India and France from April 2016 and March 2017 reached $ 10.95 billion. France is the ninth largest foreign investor in India with a total investment of $ 6.09 billion from April 2000 to October 2017.

The French President last visited India in January 2016, when Macron was the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations.