Arindam Bagchi: PM Modi accepts President Biden's invitation to attend climate summit
Arindam Bagchi: PM Modi accepts President Biden's invitation to attend climate summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received an invitation extended by US President Joe Biden. The invitation is for the Leaders' Summit on Climate and the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate which is going to be held on April 22 and 23. Spokesperson of the ministry of external affairs Arindam Bagchi said "Prime Minister Modi welcomed President Biden's initiative and accepted the invitation," at an online media platform on Friday. 

MEA further informing about the invitation said that US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will be in India from April 5-8. He will discuss the upcoming Leaders’ Summit on Climate hosted by President Biden as well as key climate issues. Prime Minister Modi is welcomed President Biden’s initiative and accepted the invitation, he said at an online media briefing. The two-day summit will be held virtually in view of the coronavirus pandemic and will be telecasted live for public viewing. Bagchi said, “We expect that during his visit, Mr Kerry will be interacting with several ministers, including the external affairs minister as well as ministers of finance, petroleum and natural gas, environment, power and new and renewable energy."


The White House said the President of the USA has invited 40 world leaders, including Prime Minister Modi. The summit will reconvene the US-led Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, which brings together 17 countries responsible for approximately 80 percent of global emissions and global GDP.

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