New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the youth from either country should get to know themselves better in order to strengthen Indo-French ties.
“We believe that the most important dimension for the bright future of our bilateral relations is our people-to-people relationship. We want our (India and France) youth to know each other’s countries, understand and work so that thousands of ambassadors are ready for our relations and in this direction we have signed two agreements today,” he said.
“A compromise was made to recognise one another’s education abilities and secondly, our migration and mobility partnership. These two agreements will prepare the framework of close relations among our people and our youth,” Prime Minister Modi explained.
He also laid importance on the strategic partnership between the two countries, which has crossed 20 years old.
“Although our strategic partnership is 20 years old, the spiritual partnership of our countries and our civilizations is centuries long”, Prime Minister Modi said.
“The history of bilateral cooperation between India and France is very long in terms of defence, security, space and high technology. There is a bipartisan agreement about bilateral relations between the two countries,” Prime Minister Modi stated.
Commenting on the defence cooperation between the two countries, the Prime Minister said, “Today the agreement of reciprocal logistics support between our armies is considered a golden step in the history of our close defense cooperation.”
The ISA, an alliance of more than 121 countries, was initiated by Prime Minister Modi in January 2016. The primary objective of the alliance is to work for efficient exploitation of solar energy to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.