COP28: PM Modi, French Prez Macron discuss climate, civil nuclear cooperation on sidelines
Dubai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held discussions with French President Emmanuel Macron, covering various topics such as climate financing and civil nuclear cooperation.
The two leaders met during the COP28 World Climate Action Summit, where they exchanged perspectives on climate action, financing, sports, energy, defence, and civil nuclear cooperation, according to a statement from India’s External Affairs Ministry.
"Happy to have met my good friend, President @EmmanuelMacron in Dubai. Our conversation was enriching as always. I admire his passion to further cement India-France relations," Modi posted on X.
Happy to have met my good friend, President @EmmanuelMacron in Dubai. Our conversation was enriching as always. I admire his passion to further cement India-France relations. pic.twitter.com/JDQ1sVpwVE— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 1, 2023
Earlier this week, the French nuclear operator EDF revealed that it had entered into a memorandum of cooperation with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) to investigate the potential to enhance the local content of the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant Project.
The Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) aims to construct six nuclear power reactors, each with a capacity of 1650 MWe, at Jaitapur in Maharashtra in partnership with the French company.
BHEL and EDF will explore broader collaborations for the European Pressurised Reactors planned at Jaitapur and NUWARD small modular reactors.
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