The UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France erupted with chants of ‘Modi, Modi,’ during Prime Minister Modi’s address to the Indian community.
— ANI (@ANI) August 23, 2019
These chants were followed by “Modi hai to mumkin hai (If Modi is there, it is possible)”. Addressing the Indian community in France, he said, that with the mandate his government has got, India is not only running a government but also building a new India. “In new India, the way in which action is being taken against corruption, nepotism, loot of people’s money, terrorism, this has never happened before. Within 75 days of the new government coming to power we took many strong decisions,” he said.
Speaking on strengthening the ties between India and France, he said that in the 21st century, everyone is speaking of ‘INFRA’. “I would like to say that for me it is IN+FRA, which means the alliance between India and France. From Solar infra to social infra, from technical infra to space infra, from digital infra to defence infra, India and France’s alliance is going stronger by the day,” PM Modi said. Speaking on the climate change and measures to control it, he said that he has spoken to President Macron regarding the solar alliance.
Adding that the friendship between India and France is based on strong ideals, PM Modi said, “Both the countries are built on values of liberty, equality and fraternity. If India and France have come together to fight the dangers of the world, it is because of these values. India and France have fought for each other and lived for each other. Both countries have fought terrorism shoulder-to-shoulder.
Last night, in a joint statement issued by both the leaders, France said that India and France shall continue their fight against terror. It was also announced that the first Rafale jet will be delivered to India next month.