Macron welcomes Indian visitors to France for key events: ‘You’re invited, our allies!’

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French President Macron Appreciates India’s Hospitable Welcome

President Emmanuel Macron of France expressed his gratitude to the people of India for their hospitable treatment during his recent visit. He was the esteemed guest during the 75th Republic Day celebrations. Via a message on social media, he further extended the invite to Indians to visit France for several key happenings this year, including the highly anticipated Summer Olympics which kicks off on July 26.

Macron Expresses Gratitude

President Macron took to his social media accounts to express his heartfelt thanks. “Thank you, India, for your warm welcome in Jaipur and Delhi,” wrote Macron. “France will welcome the whole world this year with the commemoration of the Second World war, the Olympic and Paralympic games in Paris and the Francophonie summit. You are welcome, our friends!” he further emphasized.

Visit to Delhi’s Dargah Nizamuddin Aulia

On Friday evening, Macron embarked on a trip to Delhi’s Dargah Nizamuddin Aulia, where he was accompanied by the external affairs minister S Jaishankar. This destination was the mausoleum of the famous Sufi saint Khwaja Nizamuddin Aulia. The visit to this historic Sufi cultural center in India lasted more than half an hour, according to officials of Reader Wall. Images and clips of his visit were widely distributed on various social media sites.

President Macron at the Republic Day Celebrations

Macron was an important guest at Delhi’s Kartavya Path during the 75th Republic Day festivities. In a previous event, President Droupadi Murmu also welcomed her French counterpart Macron at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and took the opportunity to serve a ceremonial banquet in his honor.

President Murmu warmly appreciated the gesture of the heads of the two nations being the special guests during each other’s successive National Day parades and celebrations. She proudly declared it as a symbol of their deep-seated friendship and robust partnership.

Discussion of Bilateral Ties and Global Issues

During Macron’s journey to Jaipur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed critical issues like bilateral relations and ongoing global conflicts. They communicated their severe concerns about the possibility of the conflict in the Middle Eastern region, such as the Red Sea, escalating further.

Both the leaders also emphasised the significance of upholding the freedom of navigation in the Red Sea, respecting the international law of the sea as stated in a mutual agreement issued late on Friday night. They marked the point of having a comprehensive discussion intended at coordinating their joint efforts in the Red Sea region.

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