Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to France to attend the French National Day (Bastille Day) parade as the guest of honour. This year’s parade on July 14 will also see the participation of a 269-member Indian tri-service contingent, and the Indian Air Force aircraft performing in a fly past. PM Modi will also engage in discussions with French President Emmanuel Macron, focusing on defence, space, trade and investment. On July 15, he is scheduled to travel to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, for an official visit.
In France, PM Modi will hold a meeting with French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne, address an Indian community event at the iconic La Seine Musicale, and attend a private dinner to be hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace.
In Abu Dhabi, PM Modi will hold talks with H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to add strength to India-UAE friendship. The UAE is hosting the 28th Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC (COP-28) later this year. PM Modi is keen to exchange views on strengthening global cooperation towards accelerating climate action to facilitate the energy transition and implementation of the Paris Agreement, he said in a tweet.