The French President welcomes the Indian Prime Minister to his palace in Paris as both countries try to show a united front to tackle climate change. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. French President Emmanuel Macron waits for the arrival of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Elysee palace on Saturday (June 3), as both countries seek to show a united front to tackle climate change. Modi's arrival in Paris comes after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate agreement and at a time when uncertainty in the European Union prevails following Britain's decision to leave the 28-nation bloc. Ties between France and India have grown in recent years most notably in the defence sector with New Delhi ordering 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets to modernise its ageing warplane fleet. The two are also in talks over nuclear power and renewable energy deals, although the Paris visit is not aimed at sealing contracts.