But India will be served even better if it ties up with France for its Africa pitch. Its historical ties to the region – France had several colonies and protectorates here – means that Paris has an inside track on initiatives for Africa. And with Macron looking to reinvigorate French foreign policy and assets abroad, France will be an ideal strategic partner for India in Africa. Towards this end, a trilateral axis between India, France and the North African nation of Morocco will be extremely welcome. Thus, India and France would do well to seize this opportunity and put in place a trilateral with Morocco that would serve as an important pillar of development and peace in Africa.
Source: The North Africa Journal March 13, 2018 14:37 UTC