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Sweden joins International Solar Alliance (ISA)

Sweden has ratified the framework agreement for the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and is now a member of the global platform
Sweden joins International Solar Alliance (ISA)
Sweden joins International Solar Alliance (ISA)
  • Sweden has ratified and deposited the framework agreement of the ISA and its membership entered into force on July 17, said an official statement
  • Swedish Ambassador to India, Klas Molin, said that Sweden hopes to bring its expertise and its experience in renewable energy and clean energy technologies to discussions in the ISA

New Delhi: Sweden has ratified the framework agreement for the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and is now a member of the global platform, which is an initiative of India aimed at promoting renewable energy and sustainable development. In an official statement released on Friday, the Swedish embassy in India said that Sweden has ratified and deposited the framework agreement of the ISA and its membership entered into force on July 17. 

Sweden happy to join ISA: Ambassador

Swedish Ambassador to India, Klas Molin, said that Sweden is happy to join the ISA. He said that Sweden hopes to bring its expertise and its experience in renewable energy and clean energy technologies to discussions in the ISA to contribute in meeting the challenges related to climate change. “Sweden is happy to join the ISA. Prime Minister Lofven reiterated to Prime Minister Modi the need for enhanced global cooperation at their last meeting. The creation and development of the ISA as an instrumental framework, in which India plays a leading role, is an important step in this direction,” said the ambassador.

ISA Director General Ajay Mathur welcomed Sweden into the alliance and said it was the beginning of a strategic partnership between India and Sweden. “This is a starting point of a strategic partnership between ISA and Sweden. I am sure we can achieve sustainable, equitable and more prosperous future for all through solar energy,” he said.

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Backdrop

Sweden’s entry into the ISA comes over four months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven held a virtual summit on boosting cooperation in areas of innovation, technology and climate change. The strategic ties between India and Sweden have been on an upswing over the past few years. In April 2018, PM Modi’s visit to Sweden was the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister in around three decades. During the meeting, both the sides agreed to further deepen innovation partnership for a sustainable future.

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