Bilateral visits

  • Minister Fabius meets tourism professionals to promote France as a tourist destination

    On the occasion of his visit to India, from June 30th to July 1st, 2014, H.E. Mr Laurent Fabius, Foreign Affairs and International Development Minister of France, met tourism professionals in Mumbai on Tuesday 1st July to promote France as a preferred tourist destination to Indian visitors.

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  • Invitation to receive the ‘HEC Honorary Degree’ presented to Mr. Ratan Tata

    On Tuesday, 1st July 2014, in the presence of H.E. Mr. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development of France, the HEC alumni of India presented a letter of invitation to Mr. Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, to accept the HEC Honorary Degree in France at a special ceremony at the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai.

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  • Sustainable Growth in Response to Climate Change: Indo-French Perspectives

    On the occasion of the visit to India of H.E. Mr Laurent Fabius, the Embassy of France in India, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), organized a panel discussion on “Sustainable Growth in Response to Climate Change: Indo-French Perspectives” at India Habitat Centre today.

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  • Minister Laurent Fabius calls on Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi

    The Foreign Minister of France, Mr. Laurent Fabius, called on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today, and invited him to visit France. Both sides reiterated their commitment to further strengthen and expand the bilateral relationship.

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  • Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development to India

    The Hon’ble Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development of France, H.E Mr. Laurent Fabius was on an official visit to India from 30th June-1st July, 2014.

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  • Meeting of the President with Mr Shivshankar Menon, 30 January 2014

    The President of the French Republic, François Hollande, received this afternoon at the Elysée Presidential Office, Mr Shivshankar Menon, National Security Adviser of India and personal representative of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the Indo-French strategic dialogue.

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  • Visit of French Minister for Women’s Rights to India, 25-28 October 2013

    In continuity with the State visit of the President of the French Republic (14-15 February 2013), Ms Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister for Women’s Rights and Spokesperson of the French Government, came on a four-day visit to India from 25 to 28 October 2013. This has been an opportunity to initiate an Indo-French dialogue on a range of social matters.

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  • Visit of Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister of Defence, 25-27 July 2013

    At the invitation of the Hon’ble Minister of Defence, Shri A.K Antony, the French Minister of Defence, H.E. Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian, will pay his second visit to India, from 25th to 27th July, 2013, with stops in Delhi and Gwalior. This visit is a follow-up of the State visit of the President of the French Republic, H.E. Mr François Hollande, in February 2013, and will be an opportunity to demonstrate the importance France attaches to partnering with India, as well as the Indian army.

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  • Sixth session of Indo-French CEOs Forum, 8 July 2013

    On Monday, 8 July 2013, the President of the French Republic met the participants of the Sixth Indo-French CEOs Forum at the Elysee Palace.

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  • French Minister Laurent Fabius meets Ranjan Mathai, Indian Foreign Secretary

    Mr Laurent Fabius, French Minister of Foreign Affairs, met Mr Ranjan Mathai, Foreign Secretary - Indian Ministry of External Affairs, on the occasion of the annual Indo-French Foreign Office consultations, co-chaired by Mr Pierre Sellal, Secretary General - French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and his Indian counterpart, on June 17th.

    These consultations reaffirmed the excellent Indo-French relations, based on a strategic partnership, the great importance of which was recalled by the President of the French Republic during his State visit to India on 14-15 February 2013.

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  • State Visit to India of President of the French Republic, 14-15 February 2013

    Programme of the State Visit to India of H.E. Mr François Hollande, President of the French Republic, 14-15 February 2013. Thursday, 14 February, NEW DELHI, 10.00 am Reception by H.E. Shri Pranab Mukherjee, President of the Republic of India, and Dr Manmohan Singh, Hon’ble Prime Minister of the Republic of India, 10.30 am Ceremony at Rajghat

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  • Visit of General Denis Mercier, Chief of Staff of the French Air Force, 5 February 2013

    Visit of General Denis Mercier, Chief of Staff of the French Air Force, at the Aero India 2013 aerospace exhibition in Bangalore
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  • Meeting of the President with Mr Salman Khurshid, 11 January 2013

    The President of the French Republic met the Indian Minister of External Affairs, Mr Salman Khurshid, on 11th January 2013. This meeting came in the context of preparing for the visit that the President of the French Republic will soon undertake in India.

    They reviewed the salient aspects of the bilateral relationship between France and India and raised major regional issues. They agreed to strengthen our political consultations on crises, particularly those on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council.

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  • Meeting of Laurent Fabius with Salman Khurshid, 10 January 2013

    Laurent Fabius, French Minister of Foreign Affairs, received the Minister of External Affairs of India, Salman Khurshid, on 10 January.

    This is the first visit made to France by a Minister of External Affairs of India since 2001. Mr Khurshid will be received by the President of the French Republic on 11 January.

    This dialogue forms part of the strategic partnership between our two countries, to which the President of the French Republic and the Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh, reaffirmed their attachment during their bilateral meeting on the margins of the Los Cabos G20 Summit on 20 June 2012.

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