New Delhi [India], July 23 (ANI): Sweden ratified and filed on Friday the framework agreement of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), an initiative by India to promote renewable energy and sustainable development, the Swedish Embassy in New Delhi.
According to the embassy, Sweden’s membership in the International Solar Alliance came into effect on July 17.
Speaking about Sweden’s membership, Swedish Ambassador to India Klas Molin said: “Sweden is happy to join the International Solar Alliance.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven reiterated to Prime Minister Narendra Modi the need for enhanced global cooperation at their last meeting. The establishment and development of the ISA as an instrumental framework, in which India plays a leading role, is an important step in that direction, “Molin said.
He added: “Sweden hopes to bring its expertise and experience in renewable energy and clean energy technologies to discussions within the ISA and hopes to help tackle the challenges of climate change.
Speaking to Twitter, the Swedish Ambassador to India said: “Glad to see Dr Ajay Mathur again, this time at @ isolaralliance, of which Sweden is now a part! Good exchange of ideas on possible synergies. “
Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General of ISA, said: “I am extremely delighted to welcome the Kingdom of Sweden. This is the starting point of a strategic partnership between ISA and Sweden. I am sure we can achieve a sustainable, equitable and more prosperous future. for all thanks to solar energy. “
Meanwhile, Denmark became the first country to ratify the International Solar Alliance (ISA FA) Framework Agreement after its amendments came into force on January 8.
ISA is an alliance of more than 120 countries initiated by India, most of them sunny countries that lie totally or partially between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. (ANI)