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Narendra Modi in France LIVE UPDATES: PM Speaks at UNESCO Headquarters
Narendra Modi in France LIVE UPDATES: PM Speaks at UNESCO Headquarters

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing a key community event at UNESCO Headquarters in French capital Paris. Prior to the address, PM Modi held talks with his French counterpart Edouard Charles Philippe and discussed issues of bilateral and mutual interests to further boost the comprehensive strategic partnership. During the breakfast meeting, the two leaders covered the full range of India-French ties. Modi, who is in France on the first leg of his three-nation tour, on Thursday held one-on-one talks with French President Emmanuel Macron at Chateau de Chantilly during which the two leaders reviewed the entire gamut of the dynamic and multi-faceted bilateral relationship.

Here are highlights from the event:

2:57 pm:Today in the 21st century we talk of INFRA. I would like to say that for me it is IN+FRA, which means the alliance between India and France, says PM Modi.

2:52 pm: The country is quite ahead in the area of start-ups, says PM Modi.

2:50 pm:We did away with practice of triple talaq; injustice cannot be done to Muslim women in new India, says PM Modi.

2:47 pm: India will achieve most of the climate change goals set for 2030, in the next year and a half, says PM Modi

2:46 pm: We have gone after corruption, nepotism and such practices with single focus, says PM Modi.

2:45 pm: India is coming out of poverty at a fast pace, says PM Modi.

2:44 pm: This days, Parisian air is filled with vibes of Ram, says PM Modi.

2:42 pm: There have been a lot of positive changes in India in the last five years, says PM Modi.

2:41 pm: I want to tell you that India is now surging ahead, mandate we got is not merely for running a govt but for building a new India, says PM Modi.

2:35 pm:I salute all those including the great Indian nuclear physicist Homi Bhaba, who lost their lives in the two crashes, says PM Modi.

2:31pm: Later, PM Modi will unveil a memorial of Air India Flight 245 crash victims

2:30 pm: France's football teams have more fans in India than in France itself, says PM Modi

2:29 pm: France and India's association is not new. We have been together in good times and the bad. Several people in India support the French football team, says PM Modi 

2:27 pm: France and India are together in everything. We have always supported each other in every case, say PM Modi. 

2:27 pm: France and India are together in everything. We have always supported each other in every case, say PM Modi. 

2:25 pm: PM Modi begins his address at the event.   

 

 

First Published: Friday, August 23, 2019 02:15 PM
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