There will be no imbalance of power

Agreed to make efforts to establish tripartite development cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region
New Delhi, Sep 14 (UNI) India and France on Wednesday held detailed discussions on the challenges facing China in the Indo-Pacific region and decided not to allow an imbalance of power in the region. This was stated in his press statements after the bilateral ministerial meeting between External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and visiting External Affairs Minister Catherine Colonna. have agreed to. Development projects can be implemented within the framework of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). He said that under the ISA, plans for Bhutan, Papua New Guinea and Senegal have been prepared by India and France. The Indo-Pacific tripartite system is a platform to prove relevance for Indian innovations and startups, which are needed in other societies as well. He said that France is a major member of the European Union (EU) and therefore we discuss how to proceed with the India-EU talks on trade, investment and geographical indications. We welcome the first round of talks in this regard. We are launching a scheme for exchange of young professionals aged 18 to 35 years in the context of Immigration and Mobility Partnership. Dr Jaishankar said that Ukraine was also discussed in detail and we agreed that dialogue and diplomacy should be restored. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Emmanuel Macron are among the key countries that have held talks with both sides amid the conflict. Both leaders have similar views in this regard. Ms. Catherine Colonna said that France is going to take over the presidency of the United Nations Security Council. France has been and will continue to strive for India’s permanent membership in the Security Council. In today’s meeting, we discussed a lot about the situation in the Indo-Pacific region and recognized that many challenges are emerging because of China. Our analysis is almost the same and our concerns are also similar because we know what kind of role China is playing. The French Foreign Minister said that she would like to make it clear that there is no imbalance of power in the Indo-Pacific region or anywhere in the world. Whatever good we can do, we will keep doing it. We will continue to cooperate and support each other so that each of us can develop our own strategic autonomy.

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