French Minister of State for Development, Francophonie and International Partnerships, Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, on a visit to India announced the opening of two new branches: the Alliance française of Jaipur will open a branch in Udaipur, and the Alliance française du Bengale will open a branch in Bhubaneswar.

“It is very important to speak about academic cooperation between India and France. French is a language of opportunities and cultural exchanges. The French language represents a special connection between France and India. French is the most learned foreign language in India, with approximately 600 000 learners across the country,”said the Minister in New Delhi on Nov 2