I am an Indian and I am planning to attend a conference in Paris. I intend to stay in Paris for the longest duration of my trip. (9 nights). I then planned to travel to a few places in the Schengen region before going to Romania to visit a friend. My return flight is from Budapest back to India.
I have never traveled in the Schengen area before. Would it be possible for me to get a multiple-entry short-stay France Schengen visa to travel outside of Schengen and return back to it?
If I am coming back to Budapest just to board the flight, would that still be a good reason enough for the embassy to issue me a multiple-entry visa?