India France Agreement

India France Agreement

Cooperation Agreement in quantum computing, artificial intelligence and exascale Supercomputing A civil nuclear cooperation agreement was signed between India and France on 30 September 2008, during the Indian Prime Minister`s visit to France. In this context, on 22 March 2016, the French energy supplier EDF and NPCIL signed a (revised) programme for the construction of six EPR units in Jaitapur, with 1650 MWe each. Indians residing in the country have access to French protection and social security services through an agreement reached in 2008. [69] [127] French President Emmanuel Macron and First Lady Brigitte Macron paid a state visit to India from 10 to 12 March 2018, during which they visited New Delhi, Agra, Mirzapur and Varanasi. After the solemn welcome in New Delhi, President Macron and Prime Minister Modi held official talks. Following the talks, 14 intergovernmental agreements were signed, including one on reciprocal logistical support between the armed forces concerned. In addition to the joint declaration of the visit, a “common strategic vision of cooperation between India and France in the Indian Ocean region” and the “India-France Joint Vision for Space Cooperation” were also published. The President of India hosted a banquet in honour of President Macron and delegations from other countries gathered in New Delhi for the launch conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). They also signed an agreement between the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the Indian government and the French Commission on Alternative Energy and Atomic Energy (CEA).

The ISA launch conference was held in New Delhi on 11 March 2018, under the co-presidency of Prime Minister Modi and President Macron. On March 12, 2018, President Macron and Prime Minister Modi Mirzapur visited to inaugurate a 100 MW solar farm of the French company Engie. During the visit, the CEO Forum India-France also met and presented its report to the two heads of state and government. In addition, 14 B2B agreements have been signed. In addition, a knowledge summit was held, bringing together higher education institutions on both sides, to promote cooperation in the fields of education, research and student mobility. For the implementation of the white shipping agreement, India and France welcome the appointment of a French liaison officer to the Fusion Information Centre – Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) in Gurugram. The two nations also intend to coordinate their actions within the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) and to implement, in conjunction with interested states, a joint project to strengthen piracy assets and all types of maritime traffic in the southern Indian Ocean. Industrial cooperation in defence has been one of the pillars of the strategic partnership between India and France.


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