French President Emmanuel Macron, who is the chief guest at this year's Republic Day parade, on Friday (26 January) announced measures to ensure that more Indian students study in France.
He said that France has an ambitious target of having over 30,000 students by 2030.
"30,000 Indian students in France in 2030. It's a very ambitious target, but I am determined to make it happen," Macron said in a post on X.
Expanding on the support for students, President Macron explained that France is taking steps to accommodate those who are not proficient in French.
"We are developing the network of Alliances françaises, with new centers to learn French," Emmanuel said in a statement.
"We are creating international classes which will allow students, who do not necessarily speak French, to join our universities," he added.
"Last but not least, we will facilitate the visa process for any former Indian students who studied in France," the French President added.
Kuldeep is Senior Editor (Newsroom) at Swarajya. He tweets at @kaydnegi.
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