Tokyo: In a boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi-initiated International Solar Alliance (ISA), Japan on Monday announced joining the group submitting the instrument of ratification.
As of now there are 70 countries that have signed the ISA Framework Agreement and 47 countries that have ratified it, an MEA statement said.
Japan will be the 71st country to sign and 48th country to ratify the ISA Framework, it said.
The decision was announced at the end of bilateral Summit between Prime Minister Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.
ISA is an alliance of more than 121 countries initiated by India, most of them being sunshine countries, which lie either completely or partly between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.