Puducherry: French Minister of State for
Transport Thierry Mariani, currently on a visit to India,
Wednesday met Puducherry Chief Minister V Vaithilingam.
The meeting was described as a courtesy call.
Mariani was accompanied by the French Ambassador to India
Jerome Bonnafont and French Consul General in Puducherry
The Chief Minister thanked the French Minister for the
interest shown by France in Puducherry`s development, an
Vaithilingam also urged for more French investment in the
Union Territory, a former French colony, he said.