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.
EAM @SushmaSwaraj welcomes French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs @JY_LeDrian in New Delhi, both leaders reiterated their strong commitment to further strengthen India-France strategic partnership. pic.twitter.com/tjBALoX4vh
— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) November 17, 2017
The meeting between Swaraj after her French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, during which key bilateral, regional and international issues were discussed.
“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)