Italy joins International Solar Alliance, signs framework agreement with India

Italy has signed the agreement after the amendment to the framework agreement of ISA which opens the membership of the alliance to all the member states of the United Nations.

Created On: Mar 18, 2021 10:57 ISTModified On: Mar 18, 2021 10:57 IST
Italy joins ISA

The Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, Anurag Srivastava has informed that Italy on March 17, 2021, signed a framework agreement of the International Solar Alliance with India.

The official mentioned in a tweet that the Italian Republic signed a framework agreement of ISA after the amendment to the framework agreement of ISA entered into force on January 8, 2021, opening the membership of the alliance to all the member states of the United Nations.

The Framework Agreement was signed by the Ambassador of Italy Vincenzo De Luca. The Additional Secretary (ER), as the representative of the External Affairs Ministry, received the signed copies of the framework agreement. The Ministry is also the depository of the International Solar Alliance framework agreement.

India welcomes Italy to ISA:

Earlier on March 17, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Foreign Secretary of India met the Ambassador of Italy Vincenzo De Luca. He also welcomed Italy’s accession to the International Solar Alliance.

During the meeting, the Foreign Secretary also discussed the G20 Presidency of Italy which it currently holds. 

They also discussed the ‘Vaccine Maitri’ initiative under which India has been using its vaccine production and delivery capacity to export the vaccine doses to other countries in order to fight the crisis created by the pandemic.

International Solar Alliance:

ISA is an alliance of over 120 nations that have been initiated by India. Most of the member countries are the sunshine ones which lie either entirely or partly between the Tropic of Capricorn and Tropic of Cancer.

It was jointly launched by the French President and Prime Minister Modi during the United Nations Climate Change Conference, 2015 or COP21, in Paris, France.

The global alliance aims at contributing to the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement through the massive and rapid deployment of sustainable solar energy.

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