India, France to advance shared post-COVID-19 agenda through 'close collaboration', says Jaishankar after meeting with French FM

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar following a
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar following a

New Delhi [India], April 13 (ANI): India and France will advance their shared post-COVID-19 agenda through "close collaboration", said External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar following a "productive discussion" with French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday.

"A comfortable, substantive and productive discussion with FM @JY_LeDrian. India and France will advance their shared post-COVID agenda through close collaboration," Jaishankar tweeted.

Le Drian is on a three-day visit to India from April 13-15, 2021. It is the first high-level physical interaction between India and France since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

During his visit, the French Minister will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The visit of the French Foreign Minister is taking place at a time when the second wave of COVID-19 is at its peak.

The diplomatic sources said the visit is a reflection of how the leadership of France and India stand together in these difficult times. (ANI)