PM Modi-President Macron discuss bilateral, regional, global issues
New Delhi, May 27: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a phone call with Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic thanked the latter for the assistance rendered to India in the fight against COVID-19.
Prime Minister Modi thanked President Macron for the assistance rendered by France to India's Covid response, the Prime Minister's Office said in a note.
The leaders discussed bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest, and expressed their satisfaction at the positive outcomes of the recently concluded India-EU Leaders' Meeting.
Both the leaders agreed that the announcements regarding resumption of negotiations for balanced and comprehensive free trade and investment agreements, and India-EU Connectivity Partnership were welcome steps.
The two leaders expressed satisfaction at the depth and strength that the India-France Strategic Partnership has acquired in recent years and agreed to continue working closely together in the post-COVID era, the PMO also said.
Prime Minister Modi also reiterated his invitation to President Macron to visit India as soon as conditions permit.