CoP 21: PM Modi meets Nawaz Sharif at the climate change summit in Paris

Paris: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif as world leaders converged here for the inauguration of the Conference of Parties (CoP) 21 climate summit.

“PM Narendra Modi meets PM Nawaz Sharif at COP 21 in Paris,” External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted along with a picture of the two leaders shaking hands.

Earlier, French President Francois Hollande welcomed Modi at the summit venue here.

 CoP 21: PM Modi meets Nawaz Sharif at the climate change summit in Paris

Modi and Sharif in Paris. Twitter @MEAIndia

“On a chilly November morning, Modi is welcomed by President Hollande,” Swarup said in another tweet.

Modi will address the opening session of CoP 21 on Monday evening after inaugurating an Indian pavilion.

Modi, who arrived in Paris on Sunday, is also scheduled to hold several bilateral meetings, following the opening of the plenary session by Hollande.

Modi's bilateral meetings include one with US President Barack Obama.

The Indian pavilion showcases the country's harmony with nature, environment and commitment to mitigating climate change.

Modi is to launch a 122-country solar alliance with Hollande.

"President Hollande and I will jointly host a meeting of International Solar Alliance," Modi said ahead of his departure from New Delhi on Sunday.

Modi will also attend 'Mission Innovation' hosted by Obama.

IANS

Updated Date: Nov 30, 2015 16:08:10 IST