France extends condolences to India on former PM’s death
India – Death of former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee – Communiqué issued by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs
Paris, 17 August 2018
We were extremely saddened to learn of the death of former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
France extends its condolences to his family and the Indian authorities and people.
A poet, politician and visionary, he had a major impact on India’s history. His name remains linked to Franco-Indian friendship, which he shaped by launching the strategic partnership which has united our two countries since 1998./.