India and France held consultations on the UN Security Council (UNSC) in Paris and agreed to strengthen their cooperation on issues of mutual interest, including counter terrorism, UN peacekeeping and reformed multilateralism.
In keeping with the India-France strategic partnership, both sides had an in-depth exchange of views on Tuesday on various thematic and country specific issues on the agenda of the UN Security Council, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Wednesday.
Both sides briefed each other about their priorities during France and India’s upcoming presidencies of the UNSC in September and December 2022 respectively.
They also held discussions on initiatives around the High Level Week of the upcoming 77th Session of the UN General Assembly in September.
Prakash Gupta, Joint Secretary (UN-Political), led the Indian delegation which also included officials from the Indian embassy in Paris .
The French delegation was led by Ambassador Fabien Penone, Director for International Organization, Human Rights and Francophonie Department of Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France, along with other senior officials.