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'US, China keen to join International Solar Alliance'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The US and are also keen to join (ISA) which is aimed at promoting solar across the countries falling in the and capricorn, a said.

"The other countries like US and are among also prospective 121 countries under the ISA. But, they are yet to sign the agreement. They have shown interest," (Europe West) K Nagaraj Naidu said, while replying to a question whether other countries have shown interest in ISA or not.

Adding to this (Economic Relations) T S Tirumurthi said, "All of them (US and China) have taken part very actively in the steering committee proceedings. The last one was held on February 20, 2018 in They are participated. So, there is great deal of enthusiasm to this initiative (ISA)".

The ISA is a treaty based body which intends to promote solar in the 121 tropical countries. As many as 62 countries have signed the ISA framework agreement, out which 32 have ratified the pact.

The US and have not signed the ISA especially when both the countries have technology and production capacity might with them. has been importing a large quantum of from China, and to meet its demand.

has set an ambitious target of 175 GW of renewable capacity by 2022, which includes 100 GW of solar and 60 GW of

Triumurthi also told reporters that 23 heads of state, including French and Narendra Modi, participated in the ISA founding summit concluded today. Besides 6 Vice-Presidents and Deputy Prime Ministers and 19 ministers as


He also informed that the also had a series of bilateral meetings with leaders of various countries.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 21:00 IST
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