Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Indian Community at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO building in Paris this afternoon. Mr. Modi will also inaugurate the memorial of the tragic victims of Air India crash from the UNESCO headquarters which happened in 1950 and 1966. Homi Jehangir Bhabha, the father of Indian Nuclear Program was passed away in the accident in 1966.
More than a lakh Indians from different parts of the country have been living in France for more than four generations. In the last financial year alone, India’s export to France has been pegged at five billion dollars. The export ranges from minerals, mineral oil, textiles, electrical items among ten other products amounted to five billion dollars.
Earlier in the day, Mr. Modi met the Prime Minister of France Eduardo Philippe. The Prime Minister, who reached France yesterday, met the French President Emmanual Macron and held bilateral talks. In his statement yesterday after the talks, the Prime Minister appreciated France’s support to fight against cross border terrorism and vowed to work for peace in the region.