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.
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.