“Strategic, Common”: French Envoy On India-France Partnership

Thierry Mathou stated India has a lot to supply to the world together with contributing to peace, safety

New Delhi:

The India-France partnership is “common” because it goes from the “sea to the area”, France’s Ambassador-designate to New Delhi Thierry Mathou stated on Monday, vowing to work in direction of additional strengthening it.

Thierry Mathou’s feedback got here shortly after he arrived in New Delhi. He succeeds incumbent Emmanuel Lenain.

In his arrival message, Thierry Mathou additionally quoted Nineteenth-century French historian Jules Michelet who described India as “the matrix of the world”.

“I’m taking workplace at an distinctive time. This 12 months shouldn’t be solely a chance to rejoice the size and depth of the connection between our two nations.

“It’s also the second that has been chosen to look in direction of the long run by setting the course of our partnership for the following 25 years as much as 2047 which can rejoice the centenary of India’s independence and of the diplomatic relations between France and India,” Thierry Mathou stated.

He additionally hailed India’s method of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam — One Earth, One Household, One Future” throughout its G20 presidency.

“I wish to let you know how blissful and proud I’m to be in India, a rustic I’ve been visiting so many occasions since my first journey right here greater than 40 years in the past, a rustic as soon as described by Jules Michelet, a well-known French historian from the Nineteenth Century as “the matrix of the world,” he stated.

“It’s precisely how I really feel about India and why it was so apparent for France to embrace the idea of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ — One Earth, One Household, One Future- proposed by India because the outlook of the current G20 Summit,” he stated.

The French Ambassador-designate stated the Summit gave a chance to “our leaders” to evaluate and evaluate the progress in bilateral relations for the reason that historic go to of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Paris final July because the Visitor of Honour of the French Nationwide Day.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron held a bilateral assembly on July 10 on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Delhi.

Thierry Mathou stated his function is now to implement with “willpower and ambition” the roadmap adopted by the management of the 2 international locations to strengthen the partnership.

The roadmap is structured round three pillars, he stated, explaining that it’s a “partnership for safety and sovereignty” which has a selected which means with France and India being two main stakeholders within the Indo-Pacific area.

Thierry Mathou stated additionally it is a partnership for the planet and world points which is crucial to satisfy the challenges of local weather change, and a partnership for the individuals.

“I look ahead to working with Indian authorities and civil society to translate the imaginative and prescient of our leaders into motion and additional promote our shared values of liberty, equality and democracy,” Thierry Mathou stated.

“Our partnership is strategic. I additionally like to explain it as common because it goes from the ocean to area! I’m thrilled to embark on this journey with all of you,” he added.

The ambassador-designate stated the roadmap adopted by the leaders of the 2 international locations may be very concrete as it’s supposed to translate into quite a few programmes and initiatives.

He stated the roadmap will lead to coaching new generations of Indian college students in France, create tens of 1000’s of recent jobs in India the place French firms are already very lively and totally dedicated to the Make in India motto and produce collectively the scientists and engineers of the 2 sides to advance analysis and know-how in all fields.

Thierry Mathou stated India has a lot to supply to the world together with contributing to peace, safety and growth within the area. 

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