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French President François Hollande in India: As it happened on Day 1

Last Updated: Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 23:05
Zee Media Bureau
French President François Hollande in India: As it happened on Day 1
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New Delhi: French President Francois Hollande landed in Chandigarh on Sunday afternoon in the first leg of his 3-day India visit. Kaptan Singh Solanki, the governor of Punjab and Haryana, received him at the Chandigarh airport. During his stay, Hollande will be the chief guest at Republic Day Parade on Tuesday. 

Highlights: 

  • French President François Hollande reaches Delhi from Chandigarh, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar welcomes him at Palam Air Force station. 

  • PM Modi leaves PGI hospital in Chandigarh after meeting Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal to enquire about his health.

  • We want to work closely with France. We want to work together for the development of humankind: PM Modi.
     
  • Urbanisation is gaining pace in India and that is why are are working on Smart Cities Project: PM Modi.
     
  • The 400 French companies working in India have had a positive experience of operating here, says Modi.
     
  • France's greatest strength is innovation: PM Modi.
  • World has accepted India as a good investment destination: PM. 
     
  • The trust and friendship with France is an asset for us: PM Modi at Business Summit. 
     
  • President Hollande is correct that terrorism is a challenge, just like global warming: PM Modi.
     
  • President Hollande is correct that terrorism is a challenge, just like global warming, says Modi. 
     
  • Within days of the attack, France hosted so many world leaders. People, the media of France must be appreciated: PM Modi at the Business Summit. 
     
  • Defence is also a very important matter. And now, it is not only about the battlefield. Cyber security is becoming vital: PM.
     
  • India's talent and the manufacturing of France can achieve a lot: PM. 
     
  • India's skilled manpower can be a major source of strength. Our skilled manpower can bring down costs & improve quality: PM. 
     
  • In such a short span of time, India's 'Ease of Doing Business' rankings improved substantially: PM Modi at the Business Summit.
  • France has shown the way of combating terrorism without deviating from its principles and journey of progress: PM Modi.

  • France deserves praise for the manner in which it shepherded the COP 21 negotiations in Paris, says PM Modi. 
     
  • The proximity between India and France will prove to be an asset in near future: PM Narendra Modi.
     
  • While I was listening to President Hollande, I could see his enthusiasm to work with India which was evident in his words: PM Modi.
     
  • France has an umbilical link with Chandigarh, says PM Narendra Modi while addressing the India-France Business Summit in Chandigarh.
     
  • My visit has two main goals - consolidate strategic partnership with India and implement decisions taken during PM Modi's visit to France, says President Hollande.
     
  • 16 B2B Agreements signed between French &Indian companies in presence of PM Modi and French President Francois Hollande. 


     

  • PM Narendra Modi played a decisive role at COP 21, says President François Hollande while addressing the CEO's Forum.

  • India is the fastest growing economy in the world. We have the labour & the market for yr products, says PM Modi at CEO's Forum a short while ago.
     
  • PM Narendra Modi and French President François Hollande at India-France Business Summit in Chandigarh.  


     

  • PM Narendra Modi and French President François Hollande at CEO’s Forum in Chandigarh 


     

  • PM Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande visit Government Museum and Art Gallery in Chandigarh.
     
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets French President at Chadigarh's famous Rock Garden.

  • PM Modi arrives in Chandigarh. He will meet French President Francois Hollande at Rock Garden
     
  • Hollande will be accorded a ceremonial reception at the forecourts of Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday. Later, he will hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Modi at the Hyderabad House, which will be followed by signing of agreements in various key sectors.
  • Prime Minister Modi and the French President are expected to address a CEOs forum and India-French Business Summit in Chandigarh, thereafter the visiting dignitary will depart for New Delhi.
     
  • President Hollande will be joined by Prime Minister Modi during sightseeing to tourist spots Rock Garden, Capitol Complex, Government Museum and Art gallery in Chandigarh.
     
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he was honoured and delighted to welcome French President Francois Hollande as the chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations."A warm welcome to French President @fhollande. We are honoured & delighted to have him as the Chief Guest for Republic Day celebrations," Prime Minister Modi tweeted."President @fhollande & I will meet in Chandigarh & Delhi. We will build on the ground covered during our previous interactions," he added.This is the fifth time a French President is visiting India as the chief guest for the Republic Day parade.

 

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First Published: Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 13:28

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