External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday held talks with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian and discussed issues of security and political importance.
"Wide-ranging discussion with French FM @JY_LeDrian. Covered issues of contemporary security and political importance. Also agreed to address COVID-related challenges in health and aviation. Thanked him for the strong support in UNSC and look forward to working together," Jaishankar said in a tweet.
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Monday held video consultations with his French counterpart.
has learnt that during the conversation, France expressed keenness on working with India in the Indo-Pacific, especially the western Indian Ocean. The discussion was held with Secretary-General, MFA of France.
On Monday, French Defence Minister Florence Parly wrote to his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh, condoling the death of 20 Indian soldiers in a stand-off with Chinese troops in Galwan Valley and expressed express "steadfast and friendly support" to India.
( With inputs from ANI )