NEW DELHI, March 18 (Xinhua) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met here with visiting former French president Nicolas Sarkozy on Saturday.
During the meeting, the two leaders discussed regional and global issues of mutual interest, a government statement said.
Sarkozy also congratulated Modi on his Bharatiya Janata Party's success in the recent assembly elections and for the success of demonetization, the statement said.
For his part, the Indian prime minister congratulated the former French leader on the publication and success of his latest book, "Tout pour la France," it added.
Sarkozy was the president of France from 2007 to 2012, during which ties between the two countries witnessed an upswing.