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Want long-term relationship with India: Sarkozy

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, whose visit to India could be termed a success, stressed on a long-term relationship with India while addressing a business delegation in Mumbai on Tuesday.

mumbai Updated: Dec 08, 2010 01:35 IST
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy, whose visit to India could be termed a success, stressed on a long-term relationship with India while addressing a business delegation in Mumbai on Tuesday.

In what could interest international affairs experts, Sarkozy went on to state that he was in India for a long-term partnership and not ‘for clients or a few deals’. French companies struck deals worth more than $10 billion in the Delhi leg of Sarkozy’s visit, on Monday, which is almost as much as what US President Barack Obama managed.

To the delegation that included leading Indian businessmen, Sarkozy said the French government would be happy to “facilitate” trade flows and would also exchange its know-how in different sectors, including agriculture, that would help India achieve self-sufficiency in food.

Emphasising on the Indian growth story, Sarkozy said, “Perhaps we believe in your future more than you do.”