Foreign Minister Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Friday held an “important meeting” with France’s Director General of International Relations and Strategy (DGRIS) of France, Alice Guitton, during which he discussed Indo security -pacific and maritime, defense partnership and regional security cooperation.
Shringla is in France for the first stop of his three-week tour of Europe. From France, he will travel to Germany and Great Britain. The Indian Embassy in France tweeted: “Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla had a meaningful meeting with DGRIS Director General Alice Guitton during which they discussed Indian security. peaceful and maritime, defense partnership and regional security cooperation ”.
On Thursday, Shringla delivered a speech at the French Institute of International Relations, in which he said immediate challenges have not distracted India from broader strategic goals, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region where the creation of an “open and inclusive system” To do this, it is deliberately evolving on several levels. Shringla also met on Friday François Delatre, secretary general of the French ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.
The embassy tweeted: “Important issues were discussed in detail between Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Secretary General François Delatre. With increasing strength and relevance for a major strategic partnership for the two countries, paved the way for further progress. ”
The Minister of Foreign Affairs also visited the Indian Embassy, where he met with officials. Shringla’s visit to France comes at a time when another terrorist attack has taken place in the country. Regarding the dangers of terrorism and radicalism, Shringla said radical ideology promotes violence and separatism, often driven and supported by foreign influence.
He said that these forces destabilize pluralistic societies. He said: “Two recent terrorist incidents in France are terrible, because the origin of the conspiracy for such an attack has repeatedly occurred in our neighbor Pakistan”. He said: “Over the past three decades we have seen how unbridled radicals can wreak havoc and provoke violent forces. The civilized world must work together on this point and face it vigorously. It is a threat to our rich democratic value systems.
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