Modi, Hollande visit Capitol Complex in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande on Sunday visited the Capitol Complex after the latter’s arrival here to begin a three-day visit to India.

“After the Rock Garden, the Capitol Complex is where President @fhollande and PM @narendramodi are visiting,” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted.

Located in the heart of Chandigarh, the complex houses the seats of government of both Punjab and Haryana.

Like in the case of the city itself, the complex was designed by French architect Le Corbusier.

Prior to this, Modi met Hollande at the Rock Garden here and the two leaders took a tour of the famous landmark created by Nek Chand.

During his brief stay in Chandigarh on Saturday, Hollande, along with Modi, will also attend a CEOs’ Forum and the India-France Business Summit.

In the evening, the visiting dignitary will leave for New Delhi, where he will attend this year’s Republic Day parade on Tuesday as chief guest.

On Monday, Hollande and Modi will hold a bilateral dialogue following which a number of agreements will be signed.

The two leaders will inaugurate the Interim Secretariat of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and lay the foundation-stone of the ISA headquarters near New Delhi.

On Tuesday Hollande will attend the Republic Day parade on Rajpath as chief guest, becoming the fifth serving French president to do so.

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