The stage is set for the first mega international solar summit scheduled on Sunday, which will be attended by foreign dignitaries, including several state heads and business leaders.
"India welcomes esteemed dignitaries from Guinea, Tuvalu, DR Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius for the International Solar Alliance Summit," tweeted Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson of external affairs ministry.
The summit assumes significance in view of India's ambitious renewable energy target of having 175 GW of clean energy capacities including 100 GW solar and 60 GW wind power.
Several global bankers have confirmed their participation at the event including Werner Hoyer, President and Chairman, European Investment Bank, K V Kamath, President, BRICS Development Bank, Nandita Parshad, Managing Director, Energy and Natural Resources, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Banbang Susantono, Vice President, ASIAN Development Bank.
President Ram Nath Kovind will co-host the summit with French President Emmanuel Macron. It will focus on various aspects of promoting solar energy in 121 countries associated with International Solar Alliance (ISA) like credit mechanism, crowd funding and sharing of technology breakthroughs.
The summit will be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan's Cultural Centre.
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