India comes in full support for French President Macron

International Desk
29 October 2020, Thu
Published: 10:54

India comes in full support for French President Macron

In a development that shows the closeness between India and France, New Delhi has come in full support for the French President Emmanuel Macron who is facing uncharitable remarks particularly after by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. 

Turkish President has been taking swipes at the French President after the latter called for action over what he called 'Islamist separatism', Reports DNA.

The Ministry of External Affairs in a statement said that we strongly deplore the personal attacks in unacceptable language on President Emmanuel Macron in violation of the most basic standards of international discourse.

The entire development started over the beheading of a school teacher Samuel Paty in a suburb of Paris after he had shown caricatures of Prophet Mohammed. 

The 47-year-old was beheaded by an 18-year-old Chechen Muslim.

The MEA "condemned" the "brutal terrorist attack" that took the life of a French teacher in a gruesome manner that has shocked the world and offered condolences to his family and the people of France.

French envoy to India Emmanuel Lenain thanked MEA for the support tweeting, France and India can always count on each other in the fight against terrorism.

India and France have increased engagement in the past few years. Moreover, the Indian foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla will be in Paris this weekend.

Other than India, Netherland's Prime Minister Mark Rutte has come out in full support of France. He tweeted,  President Erdogan’s words addressing President @EmmanuelMacron are unacceptable. The Netherlands stands firmly with France and for the collective values of the European Union. For the freedom of speech and against extremism and radicalism, according to DNA reports.