India-France boost bilateral ties, join hands against terror

RSTV Bureau

India and France strengthened bilateral ties on Friday when visiting French foreign affairs minister Jean-Yves Le Drian met his counterpart Sushma Swaraj.

The two leaders expressed concern over the rising menace of terrorism and agreed to gather global support against those nations that are supporting and sheltering terrorists.

The meeting between Swaraj after her French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, during which key bilateral, regional and international issues were discussed.

French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on November 17, 2017.

French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on November 17, 2017.

“We expressed grave concern on growing terrorism and decided that we need to fight the evil together. We appealed to all countries to oppose those financing, sheltering and providing safe havens to terrorists,” Swaraj said at a joint press event with the French minister.

On maritime security, the two sides discussed growing cooperation in the Indian Ocean Region.

(With inputs from agencies)