Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday met with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting. Both leaders discussed issues associated with Indo-Pacific and Afghanistan crisis, Jaishankar said in a tweet.
“Began the day meeting with our Strategic Partner France. A comprehensive discussion with FM @JY_LeDrian on Afghanistan, Indo-Pacific and other contemporary issues. India and France are solid partners in the UN Security Council,” Jaishankar said in a tweet.
Jaishankar is in the US as the high-level segment of the UNGA is scheduled to begin on Tuesday (local time) in New York. Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron also held a telephonic conversation and expressed concern at the situation in Afghanistan Both leaders also discussed the important role that the India-France partnership could play in promoting stability and security in the Indo-Pacific region.