Chandigarh, Jan 24: French President Francois Hollande attended the Indo-French Business summit organized in Chandigarh, along with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The two leaders assured greater collaboration and partnership between the two countries on the various fronts including Climate Summit, terrorism, security enhancement, environment and business relations.Also Read - PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana: Farmers Must Link Their Account With Aadhaar to Get 10th Installment | Here’s How to do it

“My visit has 2 main goals-Consolidate strategic partnership with India and implement decisions taken during PM Modi’s visit to my state,” Hollande said. “The relations between India and France are bound to grow. This is not my first visit to India, but it is the most special.” (ALSO READ: Indo-French Business Summit: Narendra Modi pitches strong to CEOs accompanying Francois Hollande) Also Read - After Centre’s Assurance, Protesting Farmers Defer Proposed Tractor Rally To Parliament On Nov 29

“India and France have a larger role to play in improving the climate conditions globally. We also need to fight terrorism together and eliminate the global threat through collaborated efforts,” he said. Also Read - PM Modi Asks Officials to Review Plans to Ease International Travel Restrictions Over 'Omicron' Variant Scare

Following the initial address by Hollande, Modi addressed the forum, appreciating the initiatives taken by Hollande. “France played the most important role in the historic Climate Change Summit at COP21. The manner in which the country recovered from the terror assault and organized the high-level conference was not an easy task at all. This requires an unhindered commitment,” Modi said.

In a bid to attract global investors travelling along with Hollande, Modi said, “The concept of retrospective taxes which plagued our economy will not be re-implemented. Our government believes in the concept of Minimum Government, Maximum Governance. We assure you that here you could find the most conducive business environment.”

“While I was listening to President Hollande, I could see his enthusiasm to work with India which was evident in his words. The proximity between India and France will prove to be an asset in near future,” he further added.