Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra co-chaired Foreign Office Consultations with Anne-Marie Descôtes, Secretary-General of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs in France yesterday.
Both sides reviewed progress on key areas of bilateral cooperation, including on the various institutional dialogue mechanisms between the two countries, civil nuclear domain, on cooperation vis-à-vis the UNSC given the end of India’s term, and the people-to-people and cultural sphere.
The External Ministry said that both country's representatives also discussed global and regional issues including climate and energy transition, health, and trilateral cooperation.
It said, the two sides also exchanged views on topical issues such as India’s G20 Presidency, the conflict in Ukraine, the security situation in Afghanistan, among others. Mr. Kwatra also participated in the Focal Points’ Meeting of the India-France-UAE Trilateral Dialogue.
Foreign Secretary is on an official three days visit to France till today. The visit comes soon after the 36th Strategic Dialogue held on 5th of last month in New Delhi between National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Emmanuel Bonne, Diplomatic Advisor to the French President. (AIR NEWS)