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CPPR Dialogue: In Conversation with Ambassador Rakesh Sood on India-France Relations

Event Start Date:
July 21, 2023
Event End Date:
July 21, 2023
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to France  as the Guest of Honour at the National Day of the French Republic on July 13 and 14, 2023 marked a significant milestone in the bilateral relations between India and France. The occasion marked 25 years of the Indo-French partnership and laid down the groundwork for cooperation in multiple domains like defence, trade, climate change etc., for the next 25 years to come. In the ‘Horizon 2047’ communique issued after the recent visit, talked about the future of this bilateral Partnership for security and sovereignty, for the planet and for the people.

In this special episode of CPPR Dialogue, Ambassador Rakesh Sood, who has 40 years of experience in the field of foreign affairs, economic diplomacy and international security issues and he had led various Indian missions, strategic dialogues and served as India’s first Ambassador – Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament at the United Nations and he was also the ambassador to France from 2011 to 2013.