PM Narendra Modi Arrives in France For G7 Summit, Meets President Emmanuel Macron at Historic Chateau de Chantilly, See Pics
PM Narendra Modi meets French President Emmanuel Macron. (Photo Credits: ANI)

France, August 22: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met France President Emmanuel Macron at the historic Château de Chantilly on Thursday. Delegation-level talks between India and France will be held at the sidelines of the G7 summit. PM Modi's visit comes in the backdrop of Pakistan attempting to internationalise the crisis in Kashmir. PM Narendra Modi Leaves for France as Part of Three-Nation Visit.

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PM Modi received enthusistic welcome by the Indian community in France upon his arrival. The pictures of the same were shared by news agency ANI.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reached Paris in the first leg of his three-nation visit for bilateral engagement with France. During the day, Modi will have talks with French President Emmanuel Macron.

Macron will also host a special dinner for him at the Chateau de Chantilly, a 19th-century site located in Oise, about 60 kilometres from Paris.On Friday, Prime Minister would meet his French counterpart Edouard Charles Philippe. He is also slated to meet UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay.

A day before Modi embarked on the Paris visit, United States President Donald Trump stirred a row by again offering to mediate in the Kashmir territorial dispute. Trump suggested that the conflict is largely a communal issue, with the "Hindus and Muslims not getting along well".