On March 12, the French President, accompanied by PM Modi, will visit Varanasi. The duo will also inaugurate a solar plant in Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said the President’s visit was aimed at strengthening the bilateral economic, political and strategic dimension of engagement between the two countries.
“The strategic partnership between India and France, established in 1998, is one of the most important and comprehensive bilateral engagements and is marked by intense and frequent high-level exchanges and deep political understanding”, said in a statement.
The last visit of the French President to India was in January 2016, when Macron was the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations. Prime Minister Modi had last visited France in June last year.