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France welcomes PM Modi's statement on ratification of Paris agreement


New Delhi: France has welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that India will ratify the Paris Agreement on 2 October, Mahatma Gandhi's birthday.

File image of PM Narendra Modi. Reuters

File image of PM Narendra Modi. Reuters

In a statement, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development spokesperson said: "India's commitment to the fight against climate change is decisive to the implementation of the Paris Agreement."

Prime Minister Modi, in a speech in Kozhikode, Kerala, on Saturday announced that India would ratify the 2015 Paris agreement on 2 October.

India had submitted its 'Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the UN body on 1 October last year.

The Climate Agreement was adopted by 195 countries in Paris last year.

First Published On : Sep 27, 2016 15:59 IST

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