French President

Macron says World Cup in Qatar 'should not be politicized'

Speaking in Bangkok, Macron said issues about Qatar's human rights record and the environment were "questions you have to ask yourself when you award the event."

published on : 17th November 2022

UAE leader in France to discuss Russian energy alternatives 

Macron said last week that his government would prepare a "sobriety plan' to conserve energy and that France keeps looking to diversify gas sources.

published on : 19th July 2022

French Election: Macron alliance projected to lose parliamentary majority 

A new coalition — made up of the hard left, the Socialists and the Greens — is expected to become the main opposition force with about 140 to 160 seats.

published on : 20th June 2022

Modi, Macron discuss bilateral trade; express 'serious concern' at humanitarian crisis in Ukraine

Both countries underlined the need to respect the UN Charter, international law and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of states. 

published on : 5th May 2022

PM Modi congratulates Emmanuel Macron on his re-election 'looks forward' to working with him

Modi took to Twitter to say that he looked forward to continuing working together with Macron to deepen the India-France strategic partnership.

published on : 25th April 2022

Tensions over race, religion in France's presidential race

Wrapping up a campaign that experts have seen as unusually dominated by discriminatory discourse and proposals targeting immigration and Islam, French voters head to polls on Sunday.

published on : 21st April 2022

Presidential election: France prepares for first round of tight Macron return bid

Polls predict that Macron will lead Le Pen by a handful of percentage points in round one, with the top two going through to a second-round on April 24.

published on : 9th April 2022

French Prez Macron’s re-election push troubled by ‘McKinsey Affair’

Macron, a centrist, has a comfortable lead in polls so far over far-right leader Marine Le Pen and other challengers.

published on : 2nd April 2022

Macron to seek second term in France's April presidential vote

In the past weeks, the centrist president has dedicated most of his time to diplomatic talks with world leaders and coordination with allies. Polls suggest Macron is the front-runner in the race.

published on : 5th March 2022

Rafale deal: France fears damage after former president Francois Hollande fans controversy

Junior foreign minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, fearing damage to Indo-French ties, said that the ex-French President's remarks do not help anyone and above all do not help France.

published on : 24th September 2018

PM Modi faces calls for resignation over Rafale deal

Indian political parties have been accusing Modi over the 2016, 36 Rafale planes from Dassault estimated to be worth $8.7 billion, saying he had overpaid for the planes and had not been transperant  

published on : 22nd September 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: No refuge from politics but France victory a fitting climax

This year's World Cup was never going to be a refuge from politics when it was being staged in Putin's Russia, but the players did their best to keep the tournament for themselves.

published on : 16th July 2018

Saudi warns of military action if Qatar gets Russian missiles: Report

There was no immediate official reaction from the president's office or the French foreign ministry to the report.

published on : 2nd June 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron warns over China dominance in Indo-Pacific

No country can be allowed to dominate the Indo-Pacific, the leaders of France and Australia said today, as regional capitals fret over the rise of an increasingly assertive China.

published on : 2nd May 2018

France, Germany, Britain say EU 'must be ready to react' to US trade tariffs

US President Donald Trump met last week with Macron and Merkel but gave no indication of whether or not he planned to exempt the EU, which last year exported over USD 7.

published on : 29th April 2018

Germany, France urge Russia to pressure Syria for 'immediate' ceasefire

The statement said Merkel, Macron and Putin had all welcomed the UN resolution on a ceasefire for at least 30 days "particularly to allow humanitarian aid into and evacuations out of the war zone".

published on : 26th February 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urges Macron to 'fix' Iran nuclear deal

In his conversation with Macron, the Israeli premier said that "Trump's remarks should be taken seriously, and whoever wants to keep the nuclear deal would be wise to fix it".

published on : 14th January 2018

France marks three years since Charlie Hebdo attack

French President Emmanuel Macron laid a wreath in front of the former offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Sunday to mark three years since the massacre of its staff in an Islamist attack.

published on : 7th January 2018

Iran protests: French President Emmanuel Macron asks counterpart Hassan Rouhani for 'restraint'

Macron's office underscored that the fundamental rights of Iranian people including freedom of expression and freedom to demonstrate need to be respected.

published on : 3rd January 2018

War against IS in Syria will be won by February: French President Emmanuel Macron

Macron described President Bashar al-Assad as "an enemy of the Syrian people", but insisted: "We have to speak to Assad and his representatives."

published on : 18th December 2017