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New Delhi: Sweden announced on Friday that it had ratified the framework agreement of the International Solar Alliance, an initiative by India to promote renewable energy and sustainable development. Swedish Ambassador to India Klas Molin said Sweden is happy to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA).

He said Sweden hopes to bring its expertise and experience in renewable energy and clean energy technologies to discussions within the ISA to help address the challenges of climate change.

“Sweden is happy to join the ISA. Prime Minister Lofven reiterated to Prime Minister Modi the need for enhanced global cooperation at their last meeting,” Molin said.

“The creation and development of the ISA as an instrumental framework, in which India plays a leading role, is an important step in this direction,” he added.

Sweden’s ratification of the ISA came more than four months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven hosted a virtual summit focused on strengthening cooperation in the areas of innovation, technology and climate change.

The Swedish Embassy in India, in a statement, said Sweden has ratified and filed the International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement and its ISA membership came into effect on July 17.

ISA was designed as an action-oriented, member-driven collaborative platform to increase the availability of solar energy technologies to improve energy security and sustainable development.

ISA Director General Ajay Mathur said he was delighted to welcome Sweden to the ISA.

“This is the starting point for a strategic partnership between ISA and Sweden. I am sure that we can achieve a sustainable, equitable and more prosperous future for all through solar energy,” he said. he declares.

Ties between India and Sweden have strengthened in recent years.

In April 2018, Prime Minister Modi visited Stockholm where the two sides agreed to deepen their innovation partnership for a sustainable future.

It was a visit to Sweden by an Indian prime minister after nearly three decades.

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