Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron encouraged the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) and EDF France to accelerate the contractual discussions for the project, which is yet to see a consensus on key aspects such as credit limits.
A "Joint Strategic Vision of India-France Cooperation in the Indian Ocean Region" was also agreed upon by both countries in order to maintain the safety of global sea lanes for unimpeded commerce and communications in accordance with the worldwide law, for countering maritime terrorism and piracy, for building maritime domain awareness, for capacity building and for greater coordination in regional/international fora in the region. Described as a "golden step" by PM Modi in his joint statement with Macron, the deal will facilitate the French and Indian armed forces to receive logistical support, supplies and services from each other during authorised port visits, joint exercises, joint training, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts.
Presenting the French perspective on maritime and military cooperation, President Emmanuel Macron said, "The Pacific and the Indian Oceans can not become zones for hegemonic power and we are, therefore, building a strategic partnership". The India-France CEO's Forum will also take place during the visit. The two leaders also presented a vision for a future where they will explore the Moon, Mars and particularly Venus.
Several agreements are expected to be signed in various areas. After receiving a ceremonial welcome in Rashtrapati Bhawan, he had bilateral talks with PM Narendra Modi.
During the visit, the two countries will look to boost ties, especially in the areas of maritime security and counter-terrorism. France is the 9th largest foreign investor in India with a cumulative investment of over 6 billion dollars from April 2000 to October 2017.
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" Looking forward to co-chairing the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance with President @EmmanuelMacron on 11th March".
"Your historical partner in Europe was the United Kingdom, and I want France to become the new partner", Macron told Indian media.
The ISA is conceived as a coalition of solar resource-rich countries to address their special energy needs and provide a platform to collaborate on dealing with the identified gaps through a common, agreed approach. Sunday's conference will be attended by 23 of those who have submitted the instruments of ratification and 24 of those who have signed the framework agreement.
Mr Macron, who is in India on a three-day visit, participated in the programme "Town Hall" organised by the French Embassy with the help of Bikaner House Management Committee in the evening. During his visit to Varanasi on Monday, he will inaugurate a 75 MW solar plant built by French firm Engie Solar in Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh.