Ambassador of France to India Alexandre Ziegler (File Photo)
Ambassador of France to India Alexandre Ziegler (File Photo)

French Ambassador to India will participate in Indo-French Investment Conclave

ANI | Updated: Nov 01, 2018 15:23 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 1 (ANI): Ambassador of France to India Alexandre Ziegler will head a delegation of over 100 French company leaders to Nagpur on November 2 to enhance France's cooperation with India in all aspects of sustainable urban development.
Ambassador Ziegler will lead the French corporate delegation from the key sectors of defence and aerospace, smart mobility and logistics, sustainable development, and infrastructure to the Indo-French Investment Conclave.
French Ambassador is also scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the 11th Urban Mobility India Conference, the flagship event of the Ministry of Urban and Housing Affairs.
He will highlight France's technical and financial support to India's urban transformation through collaboration in various metro, urban mobility and smart city projects through the French Development Agency (AFD).
Talking about his Nagpur visit, Ambassador Ziegler said, "France provides expertise and financial aid to Nagpur's projects under the Smart Cities Mission. Collective work on urban mobility, the metro - a project being conducted alongside our German partners - and the rejuvenation of the Nag riverbanks is in progress. French companies see great potential in the Indian economy. They invest, manufacture, and innovate in India. Maharashtra is emerging as a very promising investment destination, and I am confident that this Conclave will prove to be a very fruitful moment for the Indo-French trade relations."
Organised by the Embassy of France in collaboration with Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI), the Conclave will also be attended by Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis and Minister of Energy, New and Renewable Energy, and State Excise Chandrashekhar K. Bawankule.
The event will enhance the India-France relationship and open many avenues for a bilateral trade partnership between the two nations.
Over 300 visitors and around 30 French companies are expected to participate in the discussions leading to an enabling environment for boosting the Indo-French partnership. The event will also bring together Indian national and state authorities, policymakers, top private sector players from India and France, multilateral agencies, and eminent industry experts. (ANI)