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PM Modi meets French President Macron; delegation-level talks begin

PM Modi, Macron meet in Paris Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Paris Aug 22, 2019, 10.31 PM (IST)

Just hours after arriving in Paris, PM Modi met French President Macron at the Château de Chantilly on Thursday evening.

This is PM Modi's fifth meeting with the French President. India and France delegation-level talks began as the two leaders met today. It will be followed by a joint press conference.

Later, the French president will host a dinner meeting for the Indian prime minister. 

Earlier, the Indian prime minister was welcomed by the Indian community at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. PM Modi is on a two-day visit to France.

On Friday morning, PM Modi will be meeting French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe and address the Indian diaspora at the UNESCO headquarters.

The Indian prime minister will also be inaugurating memorials for Indian victims of the air India crash in Nid D'Aigle. The memorial commemorates two tragic air crashes of Air India flights 245 and 101 in 1950 and 1966 respectively.