France has expressed a desire to “explore opportunities of collaboration in tourism and other potential sectors” in Jammu and Kashmir and Northeast India, PTI reported on Friday, citing Government of India sources.
An official statement said the desire was conveyed by French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain when he called on Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh on Friday.
Singh also discussed with him various potential projects in the northeastern states.
The ambassador conveyed to the Union minister the desire of the government of France to explore the avenues and opportunities of collaboration in different sectors in the northeastern states as well as tourism and other potentials in Jammu and Kashmir, the statement said.
Lenain recalled the “fond memories” of his visit to Kashmir valley early this year as part of a group of ambassadors, the report added.