MIL-OSI Translation: Telephone interview with Mr. Narendra MODI, Prime Minister of India.

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MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English –

The President of the French Republic, Mr. Emmanuel MACRON, and the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra MODI, spoke today by telephone.

They reaffirmed their common will to act jointly in an open and inclusive Indo-Pacific area, including in the framework of the Euro-Indian relationship and European work on the Indo-Pacific. This approach aims to promote regional stability and the rule of law, while ruling out any form of hegemony.

The Head of State recalled France’s commitment to contribute to strengthening India’s strategic autonomy, including its industrial and technological base, within the framework of a close relationship based on trust and mutual respect between two strategic partners. Bilateral cooperation in all areas, in particular on the economic front, will be strengthened.

The President of the Republic and the Prime Minister have expressed their serious concerns about the situation in Afghanistan. The authorities in power should sever their links with international terrorism, allow humanitarian organizations to operate throughout the country and respect the human rights of Afghan women and men. Evacuation operations were to continue unhindered.

They will maintain regular exchanges to coordinate upstream of the next deadlines, in particular the G20 and COP 26 on the climate, and will continue their joint actions against the pandemic. The head of state welcomed the decision to resume deliveries of vaccines to COVAX.

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