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PM Modi extends best wishes to French President for Paris Olympics

The Paris Olympics will be held from July 26 to August 11, with Paris as the main host city and events taking place in 16 other cities across Metropolitan France.

PM Modi extends best wishes to French President for Paris Olympics
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PM Modi Meets French President Emmanuel Macron (Photo credit: Modi on X)

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The Bridge Desk

Updated: 15 Jun 2024 6:34 AM GMT

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron met on Friday at the G7 summit in Italy, where Modi conveyed his best wishes to Macron for the upcoming Paris Olympics 2024.

The Paris Olympics will be held from July 26 to August 11, with Paris as the main host city and 16 other cities across Metropolitan France participating.

"I conveyed my best wishes to him on the hosting of the Paris Olympics, which begins next month," Modi posted on X after meeting Macron.

This visit marks Prime Minister Modi's first foreign trip after being sworn in for a third successive term.

Macron and Modi last met in January during India’s 75th Republic Day celebrations, where Macron was the guest of honor.

So far, 90 Indian athletes have qualified for the Paris Olympics 2024. India achieved its best Olympic performance at the last edition, Tokyo 2020, with a haul of seven medals. Neeraj Chopra is once again expected to be a top contender for a podium finish in Paris, and the Indian contingent aims to surpass the previous medal tally.

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