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Foreign dignitaries arrive to attend Solar Alliance Summit

Foreign dignitaries arrive to attend Solar Alliance Summit


New Delhi: The stage is set for the first mega international solar summit scheduled on Sunday, which will be attended by foreign dignitaries, including several state heads and business leaders.

Heads of the states of as many as 23 nations including France, Australia and Sri Lanka will attend the first International Solar Alliance Summit on March 11 here.

“India welcomes esteemed dignitaries from Guinea, Tuvalu, DR Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius for the International Solar Alliance Summit,” tweeted Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson of external affairs ministry.

The summit assumes significance in view of India’s ambitious renewable energy target of having 175 GW of clean energy capacities including 100 GW solar and 60 GW wind power.

The event is being co-hosted by India and France to promote solar energy.

Several global bankers have confirmed their participation at the event including Werner Hoyer, President and Chairman, European Investment Bank, K V Kamath, President, BRICS Development Bank, Nandita Parshad, Managing Director, Energy and Natural Resources, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Banbang Susantono, Vice President, ASIAN Development Bank.

President Ram Nath Kovind will co-host the summit with French President Emmanuel Macron. It will focus on various aspects of promoting solar energy in 121 countries associated with International Solar Alliance (ISA) like credit mechanism, crowd funding and sharing of technology breakthroughs.

The summit will be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Cultural Centre.

Source: PTI
Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network


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