A preview of French President Emmanuel Macron's stay in India | Photos

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French President Emmanuel Macron is the chief guest of the 75th Republic Day celebrations being celebrated in all their splendor today, January 26, 2024. A day earlier, the French President arrived in India, but his first stop was the Pink City of Jaipur in Rajasthan. . Later that night he arrived in the capital, Delhi, where the grand Republic Day parade is being held. Macron's visit marks a unique reciprocal exchange following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to France on his National Day in July 2023.

According to sources, in Delhi the French president is staying at the luxury hotel ITC Maurya. He is said to be staying on the hotel's Grand Presidential Floor, where US presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump also stayed in the past. According to hotel sources, French President Macron is extremely warm and has a friendly demeanor. Although he arrived at the hotel late at night, he warmly greeted the hotel staff and was all smiles.


Tricolor

The hotel, where Macron is staying, was all lit up in tricolors ahead of India's 75th Republic Day.

Regarding his diet, the hotel states that the French president prefers a very light breakfast and especially likes the fruit plate. You can take a look at the president's favorite breakfast dish below.



Earlier in the day, Macron called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a dear friend. Macron took to X to post: “My dear friend @NarendraModi, Indian people, my warmest wishes on Republic Day. Happy and proud to be with you. Let's celebrate!”

This is the sixth time (the highest for any country) that a French leader has participated in India's biggest ceremonial event. This tradition began with President Jacques Chirac in 1976, followed by Valery Giscard d'Estaing in 1980, Nicolas Sarkozy in 2008 and Francois Hollande in 2016.