France interested in exchange programmes with India

India and France is working on various initiatives in promoting relationship between the two nations through cultural and educational exchange programmes.

Last Updated: Sep 22, 2010, 00:45 AM IST

Itanagar: India and France is working on
various initiatives in promoting relationship between the two
nations through cultural and educational exchange programmes,
Kolkata-based Consulate General of France Jean Louis Rysto
said here today.

The consulate general who is on a seven-day tour to
the state, during a meeting with Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu,
expressed his desire for organising a cultural exchange
programme with Arunachal Pradesh, official sources informed.

"We have a similar culture that of yours and coming up
with a proposal for organising a cultural exchange programme
incorporated with handicrafts and textile exhibition between
France and Arunachal Pradesh," Rysto said.

He also expressed his desire on promotion of education
through students exchange programmes besides preservation of
age old manuscripts, health programmes and social issues.

The Chief Minister assured him of a business
delegation exchange programme between France and Arunachal
Pradesh, sources said.

PTI