Modi leaves for Delhi after attending Paris summit

December 01, 2015 08:07 am | Updated November 17, 2021 01:00 am IST - Paris

Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for New Delhi after wrapping up his two-day visit to Paris during which he attended the crucial climate change conference and launched the India-mooted International Solar Alliance.

Mr. Modi, who had a packed schedule during his stay here, also met US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the climate conference and held a bilateral meeting with Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe.

Mr.Modi also met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and a host of other world leaders. Mr. Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif also had a “casual meeting” on the sidelines of the climate summit, warmly shaking hands before sitting down for a brief chat.

Mr. Modi along with French President Francois Hollande launched the International Solar Alliance and pledged India’s assistance of $ 30 million for the initiative that brings together developed and developing countries.

“A day for difference. PM enplanes after an important day at #COP21, redeeming India’s pledge to Mother Earth,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted just before the Prime Minister departure for New Delhi.

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