Indian Ambassador to France Jawed Ashraf attends Paris Infra Week

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Indian Ambassador to France Jawed Ashraf attended the Paris Infra Week inaugural on October 3. 

Important facts

  • In this event, he highlighted India's infrastructure, digitization, logistics support growth, inclusion, sustainability, sovereignty, strategic autonomy and resilience.

  • The event was attended by various dignitaries.

India - France relations

  • India and France have always had traditionally close and friendly relations.

  • In 1998, the two countries entered into a Strategic Partnership, which marks the convergence of their views on a number of international issues, apart from the close and growing bilateral ties.

  • There are more than 1000 French businesses in India in diverse sectors like Defence, ITeS, Consultancy, Engineering Services, Heavy Industries etc.

  • France is the 7th largest foreign investor in India with a cumulative FDI stock of USD 9 billion from 2 April 2000 to December 2020, representing 2% of the total FDI inflows into India.

  • During the second wave of COVID-19 in India, France supported India with a massive solidarity mission.

  • The mission was implemented by the Embassy of France in India led along with IFCCI and Team France. 

  • During this mission, 29 state-of-the-art French-built oxygen-generating plants were set up in Indian hospitals across the country and 55 crores (6.1 million Euros) were raised from 55 French and Indian groups.

About France

  • Prime minister - Élisabeth Borne

  • Capital - Paris

  • President - Emmanuel Macron

  • Currency - euro

  • Official Language - French

  • Official Name - French Republic

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