French senator calls on CM and shows interest in attracting more French investors to Pondicherry – The New Indian Express


Through Express news service

PUDUCHERRY: Senator Damien Regnard, representative of French people living abroad, as well as the Consul General of France in Pondicherry and Chennai Lise Talbot Barré, visited the Prime Minister of Pondicherry N Rangasamy in his hemicycle and held talks. Regnard, who is on a two-day visit to Pondicherry, also visited Interior Minister A Namassivayam, who also holds the Education and Industry portfolio.

Specialist in the French community of business abroad and in the teaching of French and culture through the network of Alliances Françaises, Regnard visited the new economic zone with the delegation made up of representatives of Business France and the Chamber of Indo-French Commerce and Industry as well as the Consul General. Pondicherry site.

The main objective of his visit is to attract French companies and French investors to Pondicherry in order to boost economic relations, monitor cooperation projects in the area of ​​sustainable cities, relaunch cultural cooperation, in particular between the French museum and the museum. de Pondicherry and launch the second edition. of the French cultural festival of Pondicherry “Rendez-vous français” scheduled for April 2022, indicates a press release from the consulate.

He also visited the Alliance Française de Pondichéry, the Institut Français de Pondichéry and the Lycée Français International School, Pondichéry. The senator also spoke with the three advisers of French people living abroad, elected on November 7, 2021 during the ballot organized by the Consulate General of France.

With more than 6,000 French people living in the South, mainly in Pondicherry, i.e. more than 80% of all French people living in the country, and with links of historical family heritage with France, the city enjoys a special affection of the share of the French, which gives it a privileged position in France-India relations, the statement said.

In this context, the Senator’s visit is an opportunity to explore new avenues to further develop relations between France and Pondicherry, particularly economic, in the field of sustainable cities, tourism, museums and cultural cooperation. , specifies the press release.