Bangladesh has joined the International Solar Alliance (ISA), an initiative announced by India, by signing the Framework Agreement on ISA, an official said on Wednesday. Bangladeshi Deputy Minister for Environment and Forests Abdullah Al Islam Jakob signed the agreement at a ceremonial programme held on Tuesday during the Climate Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, Xinhua news agency quoted the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman as saying in a statement.
Khaleda Begum, senior information officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said signing of the ISA Framework Agreement has reiterated the firm commitment of the government towards further promoting renewable energy, more particularly solar energy. Joining the ISA will widen the opportunities for Bangladesh to collaborate with other member of this Alliance in the areas of solar technology, finance, research, innovation and development as well as capacity building, it said. International Solar Alliance is a global platform for cooperation among solar-rich countries, which was launched at the Climate Summit in Paris on November 30 last year.