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Two French Ministers in India from Thursday

French Foriegn Minister Laurent Fabius and Environment Minister Segolene Royal will be here from Thursday to discuss ways to push bilateral cooperation in various fields like business, energy, infrastructure and climate change.



New Delhi: French Foriegn Minister Laurent Fabius and Environment Minister Segolene Royal will be here from Thursday to discuss ways to push bilateral cooperation in various fields like business, energy, infrastructure and climate change.

Laurent will undertake a three-day visit during which he will address an international climate meet, hold talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He will also meet some other union ministers.

With Swaraj, he will have consultations on a range of bilateral and international, a French source said. The issues are likely to include environment and CoP 21 (Paris Climate Conference) "but it would have a broader scope".

He will also meeet Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to discuss cooperation in the field.

He will also meet Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar to discuss environmental issues and climate change.

"The key objective of this visit is environment issue and participation in Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS)," the source said.

France is holding the presidency of the Climate Conference 2015 - CoP 21 which will take place in Paris in December this year.

Laurent ill also interact with delegates of Indian and French companies involved in the renewable energy sector to look at possibility of cooperation between them, technology sharing and possible initiation of joint projects.

Royal, apart from participating in the DSDS, will hold talks with her counterpart Javadekar and participate in an event to inaugurate a solar energy plant in Punjab.

There will also be a meeting of the Indo-French Urban Development Working Group on Friday which will review the involvement of French companies in development of cities here.

Several French companies, from different sectors, are taking part in the DSDS, the source said.

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