PM Modi meets thought leaders, prominent business people in Paris
14 July, 2023 | Srishti Ruchandani
PM Modi met with a number of high-profile figures and he discussed ways to increase investment and trade between India and France.
During the second day of Prime Minister Modi’s visit to France, he met with thought leaders and prominent business people. The Prime Minister met prominent aerospace engineer and pilot Thomas Pesquet and Chanel CEO Leena Nair. He also met Charlotte Chopin, a yoga practitioner who will turn 100 soon. PM Modi said Charlotte Chopin’s passion for Yoga and fitness has only increased over the years.
“In Paris, I had the opportunity to meet the remarkable Charlotte Chopin. She began practicing Yoga at the age of 50. She’s going to turn a hundred soon but her passion towards Yoga and fitness has only increased over the years,” PM Modi said in a tweet.
PM Modi said he and Pesquet exchanged views on a wide range of subjects.
“When it comes to motivating youngsters towards science and space, Thomas Pesquet’s name figures prominently. It was a delight to meet him and exchange views on a wide range of subjects. His energy and insights are very valuable,” he said in a tweet.
In reference to his discussion with Leena Nair, PM Modi said that they discussed strategies for enhancing skill development and popularising Khadi.
“It’s always a delight to meet a person of Indian origin who has made a mark at the world stage. We had a great conversation about ways to further boost skill development among artisans and to make Khadi more popular,” he said.
PM Modi attended the lunch hosted by President of France’s National Assembly Yaël Braun-Pivet in Paris.
Earlier in the day, PM Modi attended the Bastille Day Parade on France’s National Day as the guest of honour at the invitation of President Emmanuel Macron.The grand parade, which included contingents from the Indian armed services, was held on the Champs-Élysées in Paris under clear, beautiful skies.
The strategic cooperation between the two nations celebrates its 25th anniversary this year as well.