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Modi in Europe LIVE: PM arrives in Paris, to meet counterpart Emmanuel Macron

During his ongoing visit, PM Modi has held bilateral engagements with the leadership of Germany, Denmark, Finland and other Nordic nations, as well as addressed Indian diaspora events in both Berlin and Copenhagen. In the last leg of Europe visit, PM Modi will meet French President Emmanuel Macron.

Vani Mehrotra Edited by: Vani Mehrotra @vani_mehrotra
New Delhi Updated on: May 05, 2022 16:03 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Paris, France on the last leg of his 3 nation Europe visit.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday attended the second India-Nordic summit in Denmark and later departed for Paris to meet newly re-elected President Emmanuel Macron on the final day of his 3-day Europe visit on Wednesday. The second India-Nordic summit saw the participation of the Prime Ministers of Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Sweden and Norway. The Summit focused on subjects like post-pandemic economic recovery, climate change, innovation and technology, renewable energy, the evolving global security scenario and India-Nordic cooperation in the Arctic region. PM Modi also held one-on-one bilateral meetings with Prime Ministers of Nordic nations and presented them special gifts got from various states of India. He landed in Paris around 9:30 pm (IST) and will be holding bilateral meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron to set the stage for next phase of strategic partnership between Indian and France.

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  • 9:40 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Indian diaspora welcomes Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Paris

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the final leg of his three nation Europe visit, arrived in France on Wednesday. He was welcomed by an enthuse Indian diaspora in Paris.

  • 9:20 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    PM Modi arrives in Paris for talks with French President Macron

  • 7:30 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    PM Modi leaves for France

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday left for France after concluding his "productive" visit to Denmark during which he held a series of bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Nordic countries and attended the second India-Nordic summit.

    "After a productive Denmark visit, PM @narendramodi emplanes for Paris," the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted.

    "Strengthened bilateral ties with Denmark. Enhanced collaborations with the Nordic countries and the region. PM @narendramodi's visit to Copenhagen concludes. PM Modi now leaves for Paris to hold talks with the French President @EmmanuelMacron," Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted.

  • 7:25 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    India-Nordic nations joint statement

    India’s partnership with Nordic region in the Arctic Region was discussed. PM noted that India’s Arctic Policy provides a good framework for expansion of India-Nordic cooperation in the Arctic region. He invited sovereign wealth funds of Nordic countries to invest in India, MEA said.

    During the Summit, the PMs focused their discussions on key issues related to intn'l peace &security, inclconflict in Ukraine, multilateral cooperation, green transition & climate change, the blue economy, innovation and digitalisation, says Joint Statement- 2nd India-Nordic Summit.

    The PMs expressed their serious concern about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. They unequivocally condemned civilian deaths in Ukraine. They reiterated the need for an immediate cessation of hostilities, it said.

    They discussed the destabilizing effect of the conflict in Ukraine and its broader regional and global implications. Both sides agreed to remain closely engaged on the issue, it added.

  • 6:06 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    PM Modi gifts Pashmina stole in a Papier Mache box from J&K to PM of Sweden, Magdalena Andersson

    PM Modi gifts a Pashmina stole in a Papier Mache box from J&K to PM of Sweden, Magdalena Andersson. Kashmiri Pashmina Stoles have been treasured for their rare material, exquisite craftsmanship & reminiscent designs since time immemorial.

    Pashmina is an exclusive art of Union Territory of Kashmir, India which is known for producing for one of the finest Pashmina stoles. The wool used for making Pashmina stoles comes from a special breed of Kashmiri goat found in the high-altitude regions of the Himalayas.

    The Pashmina stole is packed in a Kashmir Papier Mache box which is handcrafted & coloured. The piece is hand-painted in a floral design depicting flora and fauna of Kashmir valley. The design used in this piece is intricate pattern drawn with fine thin brush.

    India Tv - PM Modi, Pashmina stole, Sweden PM Magdalena

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    PM Modi gifts a Pashmina stole in a Papier Mache box from J&K to PM of Sweden, Magdalena Andersson.

    Water-based colours and natural pigments have been used in this piece. Pure gold foil and paint has been used in the design which imparts a royal look to the piece. Finally, the piece is coated with lacquer which protects it from water and gives extra durability.

     

  • 6:03 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    PM Modi gifts wall hanging with Kutch embroidery to PM of Denmark Mette Frederiksen

    PM Modi gifts a wall hanging with Kutch embroidery to PM of Denmark, Mette Frederiksen. Kutch Embroidery is a handicraft & textile signature art tradition of tribal community of Kutch, Gujarat. This with its rich designs has made a notable contribution to Indian embroidery traditions.

    Embroidery is generally done on cotton fabric, in form of net using silk or cotton threads of myriad hues. Certain patterns are also crafted over silk & satin. The stitches adopted are "square chain, double buttonhole, pattern darning, running stitch, satin and straight stitches."

    The signature effect of the colorful embroidery sparkles when small mirrors called ‘abhla’ are sewn over the geometrically shaped designs.

  • 6:01 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    PM Modi gifts a Silver Meenakari Bird figure from Varanasi to Crown Princess of Denmark

    PM Modi gifts a Silver Meenakari Bird figure from Varanasi to Crown Princess of Denmark, Mary. The art of silver enameling practiced in Benaras (Varanasi) is almost 500 years old. The art has its roots in Persian art of Meenakari.

    The most distinguishing element of Banaras meenakari is use of pink colour in various shades on various products. The base is silver sheet, which is fixed on a metallic base. The sheet fixed on base mould is beaten lightly to get a fitting form of the mould.

    The preliminary product is taken off in spliced form the mould and is deftly joined. On this, a design is worked on with a metallic pen. The ‘Meena’ is ground to a fine powder and mixed with pomegranate seeds in water.

    India Tv - PM Modi, Silver Meenakari Bird figure

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    PM Modi gifts a Silver Meenakari Bird figure from Varanasi to Crown Princess of Denmark.

    Thereafter, it is fixed on various parts of the product with a flat metallic tool called ‘qalam’. The finished product is decorated with semi-precious stones and pearls.

  • 5:58 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    PM Modi gifts Brass Tree of Life from Rajasthan to PM of Finland, Sanna Marin

    PM Modi gifts a Brass Tree of Life from Rajasthan to PM of Finland, Sanna Marin. The Tree of Life symbolizes development and growth of life. The branches of a tree grow and develop upwards and contain various life forms representing inclusiveness.

    This hand-crafted wall decorative art piece depicting 'Tree of Life' is made of brass & is an example of the excellent craftsmanship & rich tradition of India. The roots of the tree represent connection with the earth, leaves & birds represent life & candle stand represents light.

  • 5:56 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    PM Modi gifts Dhaal with Koftgiri art from Rajasthan to PM of Norway Jonas Gahr Støre

    PM Modi gifts Dhaal with Koftgiri art from Rajasthan to PM of Norway, Jonas Gahr Støre. Tarkashi (Koftgiri) on metal is a traditional art of Rajasthan in India as a means of decorating Arms and Armour.

    Today it has been diverted to the decoration of objects such as picture frames, boxes, walking sticks and decorative swords, daggers and war accessories like shields. Koftgiri is the inlay work with silver and gold wires.

    India Tv - PM Modi, Dhaal with Koftgiri art, Norway PM

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    PM Modi gifts Dhaal with Koftgiri art from Rajasthan to PM of Norway, Jonas Gahr Støre.

    Koftgiri craft is intended to enrich the surface of the metal of which the article is made. The base metal is a mixture of three types of Iron (soft, hard and high).

    Layers of 3 types of iron are hammered till completely mixed&base metal is made then blades in different shapes are made out of it&this blade is dipped into a solution of 3 herbs which brings out the design engraved on blade.Finally blade is rubbed & polished with very fine paper.

  • 5:52 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    PM Modi gifts a Rogan painting from Gujarat to Queen Margrethe II of Denmark

    PM Modi also presented a Rogan painting from Gujarat to Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. Rogan painting is art of cloth printing practiced in Kutch, Gujarat. In this craft, paint made from boiled oil & vegetable dyes is laid down on fabric using either a metal block (printing) or a stylus (painting).

    The craft nearly died out in the late 20th century, with Rogan painting being practiced by only one family. The word ‘Rogan’ comes from Persian, meaning varnish or oil. The process of applying this oil-based paint to fabric began among the Khatris, a community in Kutch, Gujarat.

    The process of making Rogan painting is very laborious and skillful. Artists place a small amount of this paint paste into their palms. At room temperature, the paint is carefully twisted into motifs and images using a metal rod that never comes in contact with the fabric.

    Next, the artisan folds his designs into a blank fabric, thereby printing its mirror image.

     

  • 5:48 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    PM gifts a Dokra boat from Chattisgarh to Crown Prince Fredrik of Denmark

    PM gifts a Dokra boat from Chattisgarh to Crown Prince Fredrik of Denmark. Dokra is non–ferrous metal casting using the lost-wax casting technique. This sort of metal casting has been used in India for over 4,000 years and is still used.

    There are two main processes of lost wax casting: solid casting & hollow casting. The product of artisans who are mainly from Central and Eastern India are in great demand in domestic and foreign markets because of primitive simplicity, enchanting folk motifs and forceful form.

    India Tv - Dokra Boat

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    PM gifts a Dokra boat from Chattisgarh to Crown Prince Fredrik of Denmark

     

  • 5:44 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Discussing cooperation with India in Blue Economy: Iceland FS

    PM's 3rd meet was with PM of Iceland. This year India-Iceland are celebrating 50th year of our bilateral relations. Discussions between them focussed on cooperation in field of geothermal energy & its various aspects inclusive research, training, skill development & innovation in this space, Iceland Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra said.

    "The two leaders are also speaking about cooperation in Blue Economy as also the previous two leaders, including in the field of fisheries & food processing," Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra added.

  • 4:48 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    PM Modi attends India-Nordic Summit in Copenhagen

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other Heads of Government participate in India-Nordic Summit at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • 4:47 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    India & Iceland have many opportunities on issues of climate cooperation, says PM Katrín Jakobsdóttir

    India & Iceland have many opportunities on issues of climate cooperation & geothermal energy along with deepening cooperation in carbon binding &fisheries sector.We talked about culture & gender equality, said Iceland PM Katrín Jakobsdóttir on meeting with PM Modi.

    "India and Iceland are different countries. India is a continent in itself. Our country has unspoiled nature which's unique...We talked about Yoga as well, it's quite popular in Iceland. A lot of people practice it regularly," she added.

  • 4:22 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Partnership between India & Finland rapidly growing: PMO

    Prime Ministers Narendra Modi & PM of Finland Sanna Marin met in Copenhagen. The developmental partnership between India & Finland is rapidly growing. Both leaders discussed ways to further cement this partnership in trade, investment, technology and other such sectors, PMO said.

  • 2:54 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Held extensive talks on further diversifying the India-Sweden friendship, PMO said

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Swedish counterpart Magdalena Andersson on Wednesday and the two leaders discussed ways to deepen bilateral ties and the progress in the Joint Action Plan.

    "Cementing ties with Sweden. PM @narendramodi and @SwedishPM Magdalena Andersson held extensive talks on further diversifying the India-Sweden friendship," the Prime Minister's Office tweeted.

    Modi, who arrived here on Tuesday from Berlin on the second leg of his visit to three European nations, met Andersson on the sidelines of the second India-Nordic Summit in the Danish capital.

  • 2:43 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    PM Modi holds bilateral meeting with PM of Sweden Magdalena Andersson

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with the PM of Sweden Magdalena Andersson earlier today in Copenhagen, Denmark, ahead of the Nordic summit.

  • 2:41 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Modi holds a bilateral meeting with the PM of Iceland Katrín Jakobsdóttir

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a bilateral meeting with the PM of Iceland Katrín Jakobsdóttir in Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • 2:40 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    PM Modi, Norway counterpart to discuss bilateral issues

    PM Modi meets Norway PM Jonas Gahr Støre in Copenhagen, Denmark to take stock of the full range of bilateral ties between the two nations and ways to deepen developmental cooperation.

  • 2:13 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    PM Modi meets Norwegian counterpart in Denmark

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met his Norwegian counterpart Jonas Gahr Store here and the two leaders took stock of the full range of bilateral relations and discussed ways to deepen developmental cooperation. Modi met Store on the sidelines of the second India-Nordic Summit in the Danish capital.