Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been awarded the highest honour of France, the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour, by French President Emmanuel Macron, according to an official statement.
Modi, who is on a two-day visit to France, was welcomed with a red-carpet reception. He will join Macron for the French National Day celebrations as the Guest of Honour. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson, Arindam Bagchi, shared photos of the event on Twitter, describing it as a “warm gesture embodying the spirit of partnership.”
Arindam Bagchi, the MEA spokesperson, shared the news on Twitter, stating, “A warm gesture embodying the spirit Ïndia France partnership.
During his visit, Modi also addressed the Indian diaspora in Paris and announced an agreement for the use of UPI (Unified Payments Interface) in France, opening a new market for this Indian innovation in cashless instant payment. He also announced the opening of a new Indian consulate in Marseille and a five-year post-study work visa for Indian students doing masters in France.
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