Hollande discusses terror and economy in India


New Delhi: Francois Hollande, President of France on Monday said his three-day visit to India was aimed at improving and reinforcing “the cooperation against terrorism between our two countries”.

“Today, there are all kind of terrorist threats that are hovering around countries such as India and France and one of the main aims of my visit here is to reinforce and strengthen the cooperation against terrorism between our two countries,” Hollande said here.

He also said India and France will “work to improve economic relations in the field of agriculture and space”.

The French president was given a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here on his second day of his three-day visit to India.

Hollande said he was honoured to be the chief guest at the Republic Day in India.

French President began his visit on Sunday and Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke protocol to welcome him at Chandigarh. They discussed the economy and terror. French President’s visit to India is considered important as India is looking to seal the jet deal. Last year Modi government has increased foreign investment share from 26 to 49 percent in the defence sector.(IANS)