#ModiInChina: PM Modi invites Kazakhstan to join International Solar Alliance
PM Narendra Modi today held a "productive" meeting with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev and invited his country to join International Solar Alliance (ISA). ISA is an initiative announced in 2015 with a primary objective to work for efficient exploitation of solar energy to reduce fossil fuel dependence. They met on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in China's Qingdao city. Here's more.
PM @narendramodi met the President of #Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev on the sidelines of the #SCO2018 in #Qingdao. Both leaders exchanged views on several aspects of our bilateral relations and steps to take it forward. pic.twitter.com/iN8A2X9PKA— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) June 10, 2018
"PM Narendra Modi invited Kazakhstan to join the International Solar Alliance, and the President of Kazakhstan responded positively," said Ruchi Ghanashyam, Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs. The Prime Minister held nearly half a dozen bilateral meetings with leaders of other SCO countries.
PM Modi also held separate meetings with Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon on the sidelines of the summit and discussed a range of topics to further strengthen India's ties with the resource-rich Central Asian countries. Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain are also among the SCO Summit attendees.