Vajpayee shaped Indo-France friendship: France

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New Delhi, Aug 17 (ANI): The Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs has extended condolences on the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. “It was with deep grief that we learnt of the demise of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. France offers its condolences to his family as well as the Indian authorities and people,” France said in a statement. France remembered Vajpayee as a poet, politician and a visionary whose name will be forever linked to Indo-France friendship. The former Prime Minister breathed his last on August 16 after a prolonged illness at Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS). He was 93. He served as the Prime Minister of India between 1996 and 2004 in three non-consecutive terms.

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