‘India is another major emitter’

U.S. President Barack Obama’s meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 28 will be important as it will cover climate change, the U.S. administration said.

“The President’s meeting with Prime Minister Modi will be very important because India, of course, is also another major economy-major emitter and we’ll want to continue the discussions that we had in India about what Prime Minister Modi is prepared to do to support successful international action against climate change,” Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said.

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said it was not appropriate to pre-empt the discussion before the two leaders met. “When the two leaders meet, they may choose to discuss many things,” he said, without specifically responding to Mr. Rhodes’ statement.

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