New Delhi: French envoy Emmanuel Lenain on Monday while talking about India’s Citizenship Act said that India is a democracy and when there are conflicts in views of people they can approach institutions like the Supreme Court which can competently take a decision.
“I don’t think it is apt for any country to comment on the domestic matter of India. We believe in freedom of religion and it is not for us to comment on the matter,” he said.
“We don’t demarche or make public comments because it is an internal matter,” he added.
Lenain also sought cooperation with India in the Indo-Pacific region, saying it is a “very big priority” of France to work on the whole matter. He also sought cooperation to enhance maritime security with India.
“We should keep Indo-Pacific as an open format it is not restricted to anybody and will work on pragmatic basis,” he said.
He asserted that between both the countries there are high chances of improvement of investment opportunities.
“Direct investment of French companies in India is needed. Our companies are very good solutions for challenges that India is facing,” he said.
“We want to talk to future generation and connect with them specially in a country which has such a young population,” he said.
“We also want to invite more tourists from India. We are one of the few countries that issue visas within 48 hours,” he said.