France said that it supports India’s inclusion as a permanent member of UN Security Council, statement was issued after discussions that French President Nicolas Sarkozy had in Delhi at the time of Republic Day Celebrations.
- Sarkozy referred to India as the “Future of the World” and said it was a great nation of the 21st century.
- France supports India for a permanent membership at the UN Security Council and at the expanded G-13
- Bilateral trade target set at Euro 12 billion from the current Euro 6.3 billion by 2012
- Push for India-specific exemption at the Nuclear Suppliers Group.