Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour, France’s highest award by H.E. Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic of France. The award ceremony took place at the Elysee Palace in Paris.
Earlier, PM Modi addressed the Indian community at La Seine Musicale in Paris. During his address, he highlighted the multi-faceted India-France Strategic Partnership, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Prime Minister also announced about opening of new consulate in Marseille, France.
On the occasion, PM Modi highlighted the contribution of the Indian community in France, who form a strong foundation of the India-France partnership.
Before that, PM Modi met H.E. Elisabeth Borne, Prime Minister of France on 13 July 2023. Both the leaders discussed furthering cooperation in various areas such as economic and trade, energy, environment, education, mobility, railways, digital public infrastructure, museology and people to people ties.
Both sides reiterated their desire to further deepen the multifaceted cooperation between India and France. In the meantime, PM Modi also met H.E. Gerard Larcher, President of French Senate, on 13 July 2023.
PM Modi highlighted the significance of the shared values of ‘Democracy, Freedom and Equality’, forming the foundation ethos of India-France partnership. The discussions focused on wide range of areas including India’s G20 priorities, democratic values in technology usage and cooperation between the two Upper Houses. Regional and global issues of mutual interest were also discussed.
PM Modi arrived at Paris in the afternoon of 13 July 2023. H.E. Elisabeth Borne, Prime Minister of France, received him at the airport. A ceremonial welcome and Guard of Honour were accorded to PM Modi.