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Modi breaks protocol, receives French President at airport

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Breaking protocol, received French at the airport when he arrived here on Friday on a four-day visit to India, during the course of which the two leaders will the founding conference of the (ISA).

welcomed Macron with a warm hug as soon as he alighted from the aircraft and shook hands with his wife

and Macron will hold a bilateral summit on Saturday, following which a number of agreements across multiple sectors are expected to be signed.

On Sunday, Modi and Macron will the founding conference of the India-initiated (ISA), which was launched by Modi and then French during the climate summit in 2015.

The ISA is conceived as a coalition of solar resource-rich countries to address their special and provide a platform to collaborate on dealing with the identified gaps through a common, agreed approach.

It is open to all 121 prospective member countries falling between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.

Till Thursday, 60 countries had signed the framework agreement of the ISA and another 30 submitted the instruments of ratification.

Sunday's conference will be attended by 23 of those who have submitted the instruments of ratification and 24 of those who have signed the framework agreement.

During the course of his stay in India, Macron will also visit and and have a town hall interaction with students in

During his visit to on Monday, he will inaugurate a 75MW solar plant built by Solar at Mirzapur.



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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 22:42 IST