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Former French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will visit India from March 14 to 17 to promote bilateral economic ties, port cooperation and decentralized cooperation among local governments. He is currently the mayor of Havre, the largest commercial port city in France.
This information was announced by the French Embassy in India. During the visit, Philip will visit Delhi and Mumbai and hold a meeting with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. Philip’s visit comes at a time when India is chairing the G-20. In addition, France and India are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their strategic partnership. During this, he will hold talks with the Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal, on the implementation of the India-France roadmap for blue economy and functioning of ocean systems.
Let us tell you, Edouard Philippe was the Prime Minister of France from May 2017 to July 2020. The Indo-French Strong Strategic Partnership and the French Indo-Pacific Strategy were also initiated during his tenure.