Monday, December 21, 2015

Chief Guest of 67th Republic Day Parade

French President Francois Hollande will be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day celebrations next month and his visit is expected to further strengthen the robust strategic partnership between the two countries, as announced by Union Ministry of External Affairs.France was the first country with which India established a Strategic Partnership in 1998 after New Delhi did nuclear tests. The two countries have close cooperation in defence, space, civil-nuclear and security issues along with strong trade and investment and cultural ties.France is also the first country with which India entered into a civil nuclear energy cooperation in 2008 after obtaining the NSG waiver.

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