On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss ways to jointly increase the mobility of students professionals and skilled workers. Mr Modi was on a 3-nation tour and visited France to discuss the issues of bilateral and mutual interests along with regional and global development.
Both nations are working together to strengthen their efforts to combat irregular migration between the two nations.
According to the joint statement, “Recognising the benefit of bilateral student mobility France maintains the objective of 20,000 Indian students by 2025 which will create opportunities for new businesses, start-ups and innovation between the two countries”. Additionally, the two sides will work together to expand the mobility of students, graduates, professionals, and skilled workers, while also stepping up efforts to combat irregular migration.
The Partnership Agreement on Migration and Mobility came into force on October 1, 2021, to facilitate temporary circular migration on the basis of mobility and encourage skilled workers to their home country.
Mr Modi concluded his European tour early on Thursday. In Germany and Denmark, he held bilateral meetings to boost ties in areas such as energy, trade, and green technologies.