People all over the world are adopting the traditional Indian way of greeting 'namaste' rather than hugging or handshaking as a preventive measure to keep themselves protected from Coronavirus.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh called on French President Emmanuel Macron here on Tuesday and the two leaders discussed stronger India-France defence and strategic ties during their "very warm and productive" meeting.
The wrong anthem was played for the Albanian team before the European Qualifier match kicked off in State de France in Paris on Saturday evening.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the friendship between India and France is unbreakable and the two nations have shown the strength on every stage.
French President Emmanuel Macron is all for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Kashmir issue. India and Pakistan should resolve the Kashmir issue bilaterally, Macron said on Thursday after his marathon one-on-one talks with PM Modi. In an indirect jibe at US President Donald Trump, the French President further said that no third party should interfere or incite violence in Kashmir.
Macron explained the historic significance of the chateau to Modi and took him around the centuries-old building. The two leaders held one-on-one interaction which would be followed by delegation-level talks. Earlier, Prime Minister Modi was accorded a red-carpet welcome at the airport where he was received by Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian.
During his congratulatory call to Modi after his re-election as the Prime Minister, French President Macron reiterated his invitation to visit France in August for a bilateral meeting and also to attend the G7 Summit at Biarritz.
Discussions with peaceful protesters "must continue", Philippe said, adding "No tax should jeopardise our national unity. We must now rebuild that national unity through dialogue, through work, and by coming together."
Protesters angry about rising taxes and the high cost of living clashed with French riot police, who closed off some of the city’s most popular tourist areas and fired tear gas and water cannon as they tried to quell the mayhem in the streets. At least 110 people were injured.
Macron, whose poll ratings have fallen sharply in recent months, will be hosting dozens of leaders converging on Paris for the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War.
PM Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron were jointly awarded the UN's highest environmental honour for their work in championing the International Solar Alliance and promoting new areas of cooperation on environmental action.
Speaking to the press on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session, Macron described Rafale as a "government-to-government" discussion.
The victory came at a time when many French were in need of good news, and the magic provided a sense that a grand coming together might at least paper over political, economic and social fissures for a while.
It was a rousing evening for a president who went through a range of emotions at the Luzhniki Stadium.
In yet another terrorist attack on capital of France, a knife yielding man stabbed five people in a popular neighbourhood on Saturday night. One of his victims was killed while four others were being treated for injuries.
Trump said the 2015 agreement, which included Germany, France and Britain, was a “horrible one-sided deal that should never ever have been made.” He added that the United States “will be instituting the highest level of economic sanction.”
The comment quickly sparked some lighthearted reaction on social media and in the Australian press amid lively conjecture about the French leader’s intent.
From inking 14 crucial agreements to inaugurating the biggest solar power plant of Uttar Pradesh, Macron and Modi are headed to a closer understanding between the two nations.
The prime minister and the French president pressed a button to energise the solar panels and dedicated the 75 MW facility to the people.