Namaste and bonjour: PM Modi welcomes French President Macron in India

Emmanuel Macron is looking to increase business ties between France and India, and is keen on even closer relations between the people of the two countries.

Mar 10, 2018, 08:17 AM IST

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in New Delhi on Friday (March 9). (PTI Photo)  


Macron was received at the airport by PM Narendra Modi. The two previously met when PM Modi was in France. (This photo was tweeted by @narendramodi)  


Displaying a close bond, the two greeted each other warmly. (This photo was tweeted by @narendramodi)  


PM Modi is seen here welcoming Brigitte Macron - wife of the French President. (PTI Photo)  


Macron is expected to use Britain's decision to leave European Union to pitch France as India's gateway to Europe. (PTI Photo)  


A pro-business centrist, Macron is attempting to project his country as a viable investment destination. (PTI Photo)  


The 40-year-old president, who is travelling with a delegation of French companies that includes EDF , Dassault Aviation , Schneider Electric and Suez , has a number of programs planned through the course of his four-day visit. (PTI Photo)  

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