Just ahead of Pm Modi visit France advice Pakistan to use restrain on Kashmir Indicates importance of relationship with India. .
France said that Kashmir was a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan and that steps should be taken to establish ‘lasting peace’.
Kashmir came up during a phone conversation between Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs and his Pakistan counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi. This comes amid tension between the two Asian neighbours over the scrapping of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
meanwhile Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to hold bilateral talks with French President Emmanuel Macron during his two-day state visit to France from August 22 with an aim to strengthen cooperation in the fields of defence, maritime security, counter-terrorism, and civil nuclear energy along with robust trade and investment relations.
MODI FRANCE VISIT
The Prime Minister will arrive in France on Thursday evening and will straightaway head to talks with Macron, who will also host a special dinner for PM Modi at the Chateau de Chantilly, a 19th-century site located in Oise, 60 km from Paris.
During his visit to France, the PM is also scheduled to address the Indian community in Paris and also inaugurate the Memorial for the Indian victims of the Air India crashes at Nid D`Aigle.
significant talks on climate change, financing, and collaboration for green technologies, specific roadmap and open partnership in new areas like digital and cyberspace, and skill development will be the key thrust of the visit and agreements in this regard will be inked.