External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will visit France on January 10-11 for bilateral discussions with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius.
During the visit, Khurshid will also have, inter alia, a meeting with French President Francois Hollande.
Relations between India and France have traditionally been close and friendly.
With the establishment of the strategic partnership in 1998, there has been significant progress in all areas of bilateral cooperation through regular high-level exchanges at the Head of State/Head of Government levels, cooperation in strategic areas, growing economic and commercial ties and increased interaction in the fields of education, science and technology, culture and people-to-people relations. (ANI)