In the first leg of his tour, Prime Minister Modi will arrive in Paris tonight where he will hold bilateral meetings with President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Edouard Philippe.
Ahead of his departure, the Prime Minister said in a statement that India and France have excellent bilateral ties, which are reinforced by a shared vision to cooperate for further enhancing peace and prosperity for our two countries and the world at large.
On UAE and Bahrain, Prime Minister Modi said in his departure statement, that frequent high-level interactions between India and UAE testify to our vibrant relations. There would be comprehensive talks with His Highness the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The Crown Prince and I would be releasing a stamp to mark Bapu’s 150th Jayanti. The RuPay card will also be launched, which would help many.
The Prime Minister tweeted – My visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain would be the first ever Prime Ministerial visit to the Kingdom.
I look forward to meeting Prime Minister His Royal Highness Prince Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Majesty the King of Bahrain Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
In Bahrain there would be interactions with the Indian diaspora. It would be an honour for me to be present at the special ceremony marking the re-development of the temple of Lord Shreenathji, among the oldest temples in the Gulf region.