Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on three-day visit to France

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will embark on a three-day visit to France on Friday to participate in the centenary celebrations of the end to the First World War in Paris.

Naidu will attend the opening ceremony of the Paris Peace Forum, an initiative to improve international cooperation and governance in the areas of peace and security, environment, development, digital and new technologies and inclusive economy.

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

Naidu will address the Indian community and will inaugurate the Indian War Memorial at Villers Guislain.

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

Naidu will also hold a number of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the Paris Peace Forum.

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.