President Abdul Hamid is scheduled to visit India on March 8 to attend the mega inaugural session of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Summit in Delhi on March 11.
“The main purpose of his visit is to attend the Summit,” an official told UNB mentioning that he will visit other places, too.
The President will visit Meghalaya, an Indian state on March 8 and 9 before going to New Delhi on March 10, the official said.
India is now preparing to host the Summit in Delhi with the presence of over a dozen of leaders, including ones from Asia, Pacific and South America, demonstrating India’s leadership in providing affordable renewable energy.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emanuel Macron, apart from other heads of state and heads of government from countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Ghana, Gabon, Australia, Venezuela, Fiji, Mauritius will join the Summit, diplomatic sources said.
Bangladesh formally joined the ISA through signing up the Framework Agreement on ISA in 2016. It has already reiterated the firm commitment towards further promoting renewable energy, more particularly solar energy.
With the joining of it, the ISA widened the opportunities for Bangladesh to collaborate with other member of this Alliance in the areas of solar technology, finance, research, innovation and development as well as capacity building, foreign ministry officials said.
ISA is a global platform for cooperation among solar-rich countries, which was launched at the Climate Summit in Paris on 30 November 2015.