xternal Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar will hold talks with his French counterpart on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest here on Tuesday.
French Minister Yves Le Drian arrived here last night on a three-day India visit.
The visiting dignitary will call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi this evening. He will also meet Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar at a panel discussion on Climate Change.
Mr Drian will also participate in the Raisina Dialogue and he will be visiting Bengaluru also.
India and France enjoy a strategic partnership since 1998 which has been marked by regular high level exchanges and growing cooperation in diverse areas.
Mr Le Drian’s visit will pave the way for further strengthening of the partnership across trade, defence, climate, migration and mobility, education and health sectors in the post-Covid context, a government official said ahead of the talks.