India Is A Democratic Country And CAB Is Its Domestic Matter Said French Envoy Emanuel Lenain
French envoy Emmanuel Lenain talked at length on Pakistan and India. While he criticized and warned Pakistan for not fulfilling Financial Action Task Force(FATF) conditions, he hailed India as a democratic country with means to resolve its internal issues.
Pakistan on the grey list of FATF
Pakistan is already on the grey list of the Paris-based international terror financing watchdog and it faces the risk of getting on the Black List if it fails to comply with the remaining 22 points in a list of 27.
Answering the question whether Pakistan fulfilled its commitment to FATF, Lenain said that nobody could say that Pak did fulfill its commitment. He further said that there was a need to put pressure on Pakistan.
France on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in India
The envoy distanced himself from the domestic matters of India. He said that the India was a democracy with a Supreme Court to settle domestic issues. When asked about tourist advisory to avoid visiting northeaster states, he said that it was a regular advisory released for tourists to keep them safe.
France on relation with India
Lenain said that French firms had the technology that could help India in these challenging times. He said that France was looking forward for more investment in India. Also, that France wanted more tourists from India. He also stressed on teaching Indian students. Presently 10,000 are studying in France. He said that France wanted India to cooperate in the Indo-Pacific region to improve its potential and security.