PM Modi holds bilateral talks with French President Emmanuel Macron

On the fourth leg of his four-nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached France today during which he will hold discussions with French President Emmanuel Macron on a number of major issues such as terrorism, climate change and India's membership bid for Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

The newly elected Mr Macron, who has made on a mark on the worldwide stage in the month since he was elected after talks with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders and the heads of the world's richest industrialised nations, further bolstered his diplomatic credentials in meeting with Mr Modi.

Speaking two days after U.S. President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw from the deal on curbing carbon emissions, Mr. Modi said it was "part of the world's shared heritage" and that India would "continue working. above and beyond the Paris accord".

PM Modi also added that, "Be it trade and technology, innovation and investment, energy, education and enterprise, we want to give a boost to India-France ties".

French President Emmanuel Macton, left, welcomes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, before their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Saturday, June 3, 2017.

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Macron accepted the invitation and said he will be travelling to India by end of the year and the two sides will convene a meeting of the world solar alliance.

"Paris Agreement vishwa ki saajhi viraasat hai".

Putin repeated calls for bolstering the country's business climate and cleaning up the judiciary, but critics say the Kremlin leader has failed to make good in the past on pledges to make serious changes.

Besides, India has the world's second largest railway network.

Explaining his decision to withdraw from the deal, Mr Trump said it would cost the U.S. $3tn (£2.3tn) in lost GDP while rival economies like China and India were treated more favourably. He said that the relationship between any two countries, should not be seen from the prism of a third.

He invited global businesses to invest in India, saying its market of 120 crore people provides vast opportunities from agriculture to defense, while being protected by political stability and a "vibrant" judicial system.

  • Leroy Wright