The Ministry of External Affairs has confirmed that PM Modi who was invited by US Prez has accepted his invitation to attend the Leaders’ Summit on Climate, which will be held virtually. The meeting will take place on April 22nd and 23rd.
The United States’ Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Change, John Kerry, will visit India from April 5-8 to discuss the upcoming Leaders’ Summit on Climate Change hosted by President Joe Biden, as well as key climate issues in the context of the COP26 meeting later this year, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced on Friday.
Arindam Bagchi, spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, stated that President Biden has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Leaders’ Summit on Climate, which will be held virtually, as well as the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, which will be held on April 22 and 23.
Bagchi said in an online media briefing that Prime Minister Modi welcomed US President Joe Biden’s initiative and accepted the invitation.
In response to questions about John Kerry’s upcoming visit to India, Bagchi stated that the special presidential envoy on climate will be in Delhi from April 5-8 to discuss the upcoming climate leaders’ summit. Climate issues in general, as well as the UN climate change summit COP26, which will be held later this year, will be on Kerry’s agenda, he said.
“We anticipate that Kerry will meet with several ministers during his visit, including the minister of external affairs as well as ministers of finance, petroleum and natural gas, environment, power, and new and renewable energy,”
According to the White House, President Biden has invited 40 world leaders, including Prime Minister Modi, to a virtual climate summit hosted by the US to emphasize the urgency and economic benefits of stronger climate action.