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.
¹The President spoke in English.