India-France Ties: With France backing India in its fight against China, what will the “Dragon” do next?

India Dr. S. Jaishankar, the external affairs minister of France, spoke alongside Catherine Colonna, the foreign minister of France, during a press conference. He claimed that at this time, we talked about moving the India-EU dialogue on trade, investment, and geographic indicators forward.

India France-India Relations: On September 14, French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna will visit India for two days. He met Dr. S. Jaishankar, the minister of external affairs, on the first day of his tour. Following that, they spoke at a press conference together.

We have decided to work toward the formation of the Indo-Pacific Trilateral Development Cooperation, which will notably facilitate development initiatives under the scope of the International Solar Alliance, according to External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar.

I should also point out that ISA has now completed projects in three nations that show the simultaneous impact made by India and France in Bhutan, Papua New Guinea, and Senegal, he added.

According to S. Jaishankar, the Indo-Pacific tripartite will give Indian startups and innovators a forum to exhibit how relevant they are to the demands of other societies. He mentioned that France is a significant part of the European Union, so it was only logical that we talked about increasing the discussion between India and the EU on trade, investment, and geographic indicators. The start of the first round of negotiations in this regard is encouraging.

The Minister of External Affairs said that we are creating a program for the interchange of young professionals between the ages of 18 and 35 as a follow-up to our Migration and Mobility Partnership.

We are aware of the role China is playing.

We have talked extensively about the stability in the Indo-Pacific region and the several difficulties China is facing, according to French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna. Because we are aware of the role the Chinese are playing, we have the same analysis and have comparable concerns.

According to Colonna, neither do we seek out power imbalances elsewhere in the world nor wish to assure that there is no imbalance in the Indo-Pacific. We’ll keep doing our hardest. We can support one another going forward so that we can all achieve strategic autonomy.

There are ongoing efforts to secure India’s permanent membership.

France will assume the UN Security Council president, and I would like to remind you that France has organized itself so that India can acquire permanent membership in the UN Security Council, said French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna.

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