Indian Ambassador to France Jawed Ashraf and other French officials paid homage on October 26 to Indian soldiers who made supreme sacrifice during World War I. GOPIO (World Organization of People of Indian Origin) France Metropole organised the event for the sixth consecutive year to pay tribute to the fallen soldiers. Ashraf was joined by Senator Remi Féraud and Member of European Parliament Maxette Pirbakas.
Earlier today, the Indian envoy inaugurated Paris’s annual Asia Now Art Fair at the prestigious Musée Guime. Ashraf said that the Art Fair has become truly Asian as it features modern Indian art for the first time, with works of seven Indian artists. India and France have further strengthened their defence ties after the first five Rafale jets were formally inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) at Ambala Air Base. France has also strongly backed India and other G4 countries’ demand for a permanent seat and tangible reforms at the United Nations Security Council.
“France strongly supports India and the G4 (India, Brazil, Germany and Japan) in their bid for a permanent seat in a reformed United Nations Security Council,” Emmanuel Lenain, Ambassador of France to India, tweeted on September 2.