French President Emmanuel Macro, left, welcomes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi before a meeting at the Chateau of Chantilly, north of Paris, Thursday Aug. 22, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be a guest at the G7 in Biarritz. (Pascal Rossignol, Pool via AP)

CHANTILLY, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has met with India's prime minister, discussing climate and other concerns ahead of the G-7 summit but also pressing for dialogue with Pakistan over the crisis in Kashmir.

The meeting Thursday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi was part of a marathon day of diplomacy for Macron, who is touching base with key countries before the weekend summit in Biarritz. Modi will be a special guest there.

Macron met earlier Thursday with new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Greece's prime minister.

Macron said he stressed the need for India and Pakistan to resolve differences bilaterally and avoid an escalation.

On Aug. 5, Modi downgraded the autonomy of Muslim-majority Kashmir and sent thousands of troops to the region.

Modi made no mention of Kashmir in his statement.

French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speak at the Chateau of Chantilly, north of Paris, Thursday Aug. 22, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be a guest at the G7 in Biarrtitz. (Pascal Rossignol, Pool via AP)
French President Emmanuel Macron, right, gestures next to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after a joint press conference at the Chateau de Chantilly, north of Paris, Thursday Aug. 22, 2019. (Pascal Rossignol, Pool via AP)
French President Emmanuel Macron, right, gestures next to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after a joint press conference at the Chateau de Chantilly, north of Paris, Thursday Aug. 22, 2019. (Pascal Rossignol, Pool via AP)
French President Emmanuel Macron, right, gestures next to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after a joint press conference at the Chateau de Chantilly, north of Paris, Thursday Aug. 22, 2019. (Pascal Rossignol, Pool via AP)
French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend a joint press conference at the Chateau de Chantilly, north of Paris, Thursday Aug. 22, 2019. (Pascal Rossignol, Pool via AP)
French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend a joint press conference at the Chateau de Chantilly, north of Paris, Thursday Aug. 22, 2019. (Pascal Rossignol, Pool via AP)
French President Emmanuel Macron gestures next to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi before a meeting at the Chateau of Chantilly, north of Paris, Thursday Aug. 22, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be a guest at the G7 in Biarrtitz. (Pascal Rossignol, Pool via AP)
French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend a joint press conference at the Chateau de Chantilly, north of Paris, Thursday Aug. 22, 2019. (Pascal Rossignol, Pool via AP)
French President Emmanuel Macron, right, welcomes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi before a meeting at the Chateau of Chantilly, north of Paris, Thursday Aug. 22, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be a guest at the G7 in Biarritz. (Pascal Rossignol, Pool via AP)
French President Emmanuel Macro, right, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gesture before a meeting at the Chateau of Chantilly, north of Paris, Thursday Aug. 22, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be a guest at the G7 in Biarritz. (Pascal Rossignol, Pool via AP)
French President Emmanuel Macron gestures next to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi before a meeting at the Chateau of Chantilly, north of Paris, Thursday Aug. 22, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be a guest at the G7 in Biarrtitz. (Pascal Rossignol, Pool via AP)
French President Emmanuel Macro, right, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrive for a meeting at the Chateau of Chantilly, north of Paris, Thursday Aug. 22, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be a guest at the G7 in Biarritz. (Pascal Rossignol, Pool via AP)
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Chateau of Chantilly, north of Paris, Thursday Aug. 22, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be a guest at the G7 in Biarrtitz. (Pascal Rossignol, Pool via AP)
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Chateau of Chantilly, north of Paris, Thursday Aug. 22, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be a guest at the G7 in Biarrtitz. (Pascal Rossignol, Pool via AP)
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Chateau of Chantilly, north of Paris, Thursday Aug. 22, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be a guest at the G7 in Biarrtitz. (Pascal Rossignol, Pool via AP)
French President Emmanuel Macron arrives to welcome Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Chateau of Chantilly, north of Paris, Thursday Aug. 22, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be a guest at the G7 in Biarrtitz. (Pascal Rossignol, Pool via AP)
French President Emmanuel Macron waits for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Chateau of Chantilly, north of Paris, Thursday Aug. 22, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be a guest at the G7 in Biarrtitz. (Pascal Rossignol, Pool via AP)
French President Emmanuel Macron waits for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Chateau of Chantilly, north of Paris, Thursday Aug. 22, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be a guest at the G7 in Biarrtitz. (Pascal Rossignol, Pool via AP)