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PM Modi Dials French Prez Macron, Discusses Geopolitical Issues

The leaders reviewed ongoing bilateral initiatives including defence cooperation projects and cooperation in civil nuclear energy

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister's Office said on Tuesday. 

The Prime Minister conveyed his solidarity to President Macron for the ongoing drought and wildfires in France.

The leaders reviewed ongoing bilateral initiatives including defence cooperation projects and cooperation in civil nuclear energy. 

"Spoke to my friend President @EmmanuelMacron today. Conveyed India's solidarity with France in dealing with the devastating wildfires," Modi tweeted.

"We discussed ongoing bilateral cooperation under the India-France Strategic Partnership, and other issues of global and regional significance," he said.

"President @EmmanuelMacron and I also agreed to cooperate closely in responding to global challenges of food and energy security," he added.

They also discussed important geopolitical challenges including those related to global food security.

The two leaders expressed satisfaction at the depth and strength that the India-France Strategic Partnership has acquired in recent years and agreed to continue working closely together to expand the relationship to new areas of cooperation.