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PM holds bilateral meets ahead of solar alliance conference

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Modi today held a series of bilateral meetings with the heads of three nations ahead of the founding conference of the

Modi met Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe, of the Republic of Togo; Enele Sopoaga, of Tuvalu; and Charlot Salwai, of the Republic of at Hyderabad House here, official sources said.

Tomorrow he will hold similar meetings with Baron Waqa, of the Republic of Nauru; Issoufou Mahamadou, of the Republic of Niger; Daniel Kablan Duncan, Vice of the Republic of Cote d' Ivoire; Albert Pahimi Padacke, of the Republic of Chad; and Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, of the Republic of

On Sunday, he will meet leaders from Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, among others at the

Heads of the states from 23 nations including France, and will attend the first Summit on March 11 here.

The event is being co-hosted by and to promote

Besides 23 heads of states, senior country representatives including deputy prime ministers and have confirmed their participation so far.

will co-host the summit with French It will focus on various aspects of promoting in 121 countries associated with the (ISA) like credit mechanism, crowd funding and sharing of technological breakthroughs.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 22:30 IST