Modi meets French Prez Macron, other global leaders

Modi meets French Prez Macron, other global leaders

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Osaka (Japan), Jun 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of G20 Summit. Both the leaders were seen embracing each other and smiling jovially.

"Interactions with world leaders continue on the sidelines of the Osaka G20 Summit," went a tweet from the PMO.

Mr Modi also held talks with his counterpart from Canada Justin Trudeau.Indo-France ties has experienced positive movement during recent years and especially on defence ties, the relations have become stronger especially in the context of Indian government's decision to procure Rafale combat aircraft.

Prime Minister met Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany. Ms Merkel congratulated Modi on the electoral victory.

"Giving impetus to friendship with Germany. Chancellor Merkel and PM @narendramodi discuss ways to diversify and deepen India-Germany ties," the PMO tweeted.

Germany is India's largest trade partner in the 28-member European Union bloc.

Prime Minister also met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and discussed ways to enhance trade and people-to-people relations. Both the leaders expressed mutual desire to synergise India's Act East Policy with Korea's New Southern Policy.

The main focus of India's Act East Policy is to shift the country's trading focus from the west and neighbours to the booming South East Asian countries.

The Moon administration's 'New Southern Policy' focuses on South Korea's development of its relations with Southeast Asia and ASEAN.

"A natural partnership strengthened by historical ties. On the margins of G 20 Summit PM Narendra Modi had a good meeting with President, Republic of Korea," MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

"It is always special to meet my good friend, President Moon Jae-in. He is extremely passionate about furthering friendship between India and the Republic of Korea. Today, we talked about various steps to enhance trade, economic and people-to-people relations," Modi tweeted after his meeting with Moon. (UNI)