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Modi leaves on three-nation tour

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New Delhi, April 9:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday embarked on a three-nation tour of France, Germany and Canada that will focus on boosting bilateral trade and economic ties, including in defence and railways.

pic: ians.in
pic: ians.in

The prime minister, who will arrive late on Thursday in Paris, earlier said that his eight-day visit was focused on supporting India’s national economic agenda, especially job creation for the youth.

All three destinations are G-7 industrialised democracies, with an economic interest, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar has said.

In France, Modi will be accorded a ceremonial welcome and immediately hold two back-to-back round-tables with top French CEOs — one focused on infrastructure and the other on defence technology. (IANS)