Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi will have dinner with France’s President Emmanuel Macron at the Louvre museum on Friday, according to the French President’s office. Modi will also serve as guest of honour at Bastille Day celebration.
The dinner will be attended by over 200 guests on France’s national holiday to honour Modi’s visit to the world’s biggest museum. They can also view a special display of most iconic works, said the President’s office.
Modi will arrive on Thursday, will have a private dinner with Macron and then visit Indian artists who will present this year’s Namaste France festival. The festival highlights cultural links between India and France. This will be Modi’s fifth trip to France.
The itinerary for his trip starts from Friday where he will be the guest of honour at the Bastille Day military parade, to feature a broad Indian contingent; he will also attend a leader forum and would engage in talks with Macron.
Partnership between India and France has been strategic and is 25 years old. The two countries are strengthening ties with discussing business deals in various sectors, ranging from defence and energy.