Vice President to embark on three-day visit to France

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will embark on a three-day visit to France on Friday.

He will attend the Paris Peace Forum being held to commemorate the centenary of the end to the First World War.

The Heads of State, Heads of Government of over 50 countries and their representatives are participating in the centenary activities.

Mr Naidu will attend the ceremony to commemorate the armistice of World War I at Arc de Triomphe, presided over by the French President Emmanuel Macron.

The Vice President will also hold a number of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the Paris Peace Forum. He will also address the Indian community and will inaugurate the Indian War Memorial at Villers Guislain.

The aim of the Paris Peace Forum is to establish a global platform to reaffirm the importance of multilateralism, international cooperation and reform of global governance institutions.

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