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Publié le February 19, 2013
Statement by M. François Hollande, President of the Republic, at the

Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential palace¹
New Delhi, February 14, 2013

It’s a great honour for me and for France to visit India.

I thank the President for his warm welcome. I am sure that this visit will put our relationship at the best level we can hope.

We come to build a great partnership, India and France, and we must always improve the relationship between our two countries.

India is a great democracy, the biggest democracy in the world, a country which is in development, and France must be with you in this challenge.

Thank you./.

¹The President spoke in English.