Sarkozy’s trip to India to win € 5 billion arms sale a large single
Sarkozy also to the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed the hope to sell India” Dassault “Group” Rafale “fighter’s will.
although French President Nicolas Sarkozy stressed that his visit to India to “visit the partners rather than customers,” but it seems the French media, he was 4 to 7 December trip to India is still with strong business color. December 7, the French “Le Figaro”, “Le Monde”, “Le Parisien” and other mainstream media have reported the use of a larger layout made during Sarkozy’s visit to India “marketing results.”
French media reported that the Sarkozy visit to India, France and India signed up to 150 billion euros of commercial agreements. One of the most interesting is 70 billion euros of nuclear cooperation agreements and 50 billion euros in sales agreement. However, the French media, stressed that most of these agreements are framework agreements, rather than the final commercial contracts. Elysee Palace also admitted that the official announced 150 billion euros the amount involved is “the process has been reached and in reaching the” contract.
signed between China and India under the law of 70 billion euros of nuclear cooperation framework agreement, French nuclear giant, “Areva” Group, southern India in Mumbai to build two third-generation EPR nuclear power plant. Sarkozy told the media that the French government will continue efforts to promote the final contract signed as soon as possible.
12 on 7 May, “Le Figaro” will be described as to the framework agreement, “Areva” Group “in time of an oxygen.” The end of 2009 the group participated in four nuclear reactors in the UAE bid, unexpectedly lost to South Korean companies. The group is Finland and the Normandy region of France built two EPR nuclear reactors are facing a serious schedule delays and cost overruns serious difficulties.
France and India signed in the field in the sales value of 50 billion euros a cooperation agreement. Sarkozy said the two countries in military cooperation is “no limit.” French “Dassault” group and “Thales” Group, India’s 51 “Mirage” aircraft missile equipment to update and provide the cooperation agreement in the amount of 2.2 billion euros. French officials said the final contract “will soon be reached.” The other two were involved in arms sales agreements to jointly develop two surface to air missiles and fighter aircraft engine specific cooperation projects.
Moreover, Sarkozy also to the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed hope that the sale to India, “Dassault” Group “Rafale” fighter’s will. France in this regard from the United States and Russia faced strong competition. Nicolas Sarkozy, the French and Indian correspondents, I said: “Competition has just begun, we are full of energy to compete.”
for the Elysee Palace announced that the € 15 billion of commercial agreements, some French analysts have questioned that These “transitional” agreement does not mean that France will get the final contract. In this regard, the Elysee Palace sources said, “India is the patience to learn the school,” Nicolas Sarkozy’s India started the diplomatic efforts will bear fruit.
France in order to reflect the importance of India on foreign affairs, Sarkozy’s visit of up to 4 days. French presidential stressed that this is the longest period since Sarkozy took office an official visit. Analysts also said that France, Sarkozy is seeking to France and India in 1998 to establish “strategic partnership” into the “substance.”
French “Le Monde” recently released from the “WikiLeaks” website of the U.S. diplomatic cable revealed that the U.S. believes that Sarkozy is through the “please” some “large population, non-aligned” countries to expand the global reach of France, Sarkozy called those countries to expand the international influence of France “bridgehead.” French analysts say, China, Brazil, India Sarkozy also strongly “favor” one of the countries.
Nicolas Sarkozy during the visit of Indian leaders launched a “charm offensive” caused by the French media and analyst attention. During the visit, Sarkozy said, India is an important partner in France, “to leave India on major international issues can not be solved.” In order to win the goodwill of the Indian government and people, Sarkozy stressed France’s support for India to become a permanent member of UN Security Council.
French analysts said, Sarkozy for the purpose of appeasing India In addition to economic contracts, it is more important to get India to the French presidency during the G20 as a series of claims to support. Sarkozy will be successful as the French presidency G20 as its re-election in 2012 an important prerequisite, and for the G20 in this year’s work identified three major issues: the reform of the international monetary system, monitoring of market prices of raw materials, global governance.
this end, Sarkozy has developed a series of global lobbying plan. In early November, President Hu Jintao during the visit to France, Nicolas Sarkozy, President Hu Jintao introduced the French to focus on the related claims. Sarkozy also plans to visit the United States early next year, to persuade Obama to support his claims. Sarkozy to India’s diplomatic efforts have been rewarded, India and France released a joint statement said, will make joint efforts with France, the G20 mechanism has played the biggest role. Some analysts say France, Sarkozy’s visit to India has achieved political and economic aspects of the bumper.
newspaper PARIS, Dec. 11 (Xinhua)