GN Bureau | April 10, 2015
Prime minister Narendra Modi addressed a gathering of about1,300 distinguished guests at UNESCO headquarters in Paris on the occasion of 70th anniversary of the world cultural organisation on Friday.
Highlights of PM’s speech as it happened
Modi is in Paris as part of his three-nation visit, Modi will meet French President Hollande and hold a tête-à-tête before holding bilateral talks. The two leaders will receive a report of Indo-French CEOs forum. Then they will take a boat ride on the Seine, before President Hollande hosts a banquet for the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister's special Air India aircraft landed at the Orly International Airport late Thursday night, or just past midnight India time.
On Friday evening he will have boat ride with president Hollande, which is being described as 'naav pe charcha' (chat on boat).
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