Modi leaves for India after 2-day Paris summit

1 Dec 2015 | By Vaneet Randhawa

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrapped up his 2 day Paris visit after attending the COP21 climate change conference.

Modi met a number of state heads during his visit including US President Barack Obama and attended a bilateral meeting with Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe.

Modi also met his Pakistani counterpart and sat down for 'casual talks' with him on the sidelines of the summit.

In context: Modi and the historic Paris climate summit

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Paris to take part in the world summit on climate change.

He was planning to talk about the "responsibility of all to work against global warming"; he had mentioned about the same in his radio program.

Modi tweeted saying: "At the COP21 will inaugurate India Pavilion, showcasing India's harmony with nature, environment & commitment to mitigate climate change".

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Under this program, the governments of 19 countries, including US and China "committed to double public investment in basic energy research over the next five years."

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1 Dec 2015Modi leaves for India after 2-day Paris summit