PM Modi arrives on two-day Russian Federation visit
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 03, 2017,
Jun 03, 2017, 22:53
Reiterating his support towards climate protection, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday described the Paris climate agreement as a "shared legacy of the world" and that it will reap long-term benefits for posterity.
Using digital red ink to edit a White House video slamming the deal, the ministry for example changed Washington's claim that "The Paris accord is a bad deal for America" to "Leaving the Paris accord is a bad deal for America and the world". PM Modi pointed out that India has been identified as the third most favorable country for foreign investments by worldwide credit rating agencies. "We people do not have the right to take more than necessary from the nature", he said.
Modi's arrival in Paris comes after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate agreement and at a time when uncertainty in the European Union prevails following Britain's decision to leave the 28-nation bloc.
Modi said he was asked a similar question in Germany earlier this week, before the USA decision was made public.
Earlier, addressing the event, the prime minister said, "India is a responsible nation with regard to climate change.We can milk the nature". "India has been a victim of cross-border terrorism for 40 years".
He said terrorism is visible and it affects entire world, including France and India. And how to "go forward in deradicalisation and how to strengthen the fight against terror".
"India makes its participation contingent on receiving billions of dollars in foreign aid", he said.
"The relationship between two countries should not be seen through the prism of a third. We expect to begin the official presentation of these projects and the signing of legally binding documents by the Eastern Economic Forum", Galushka said.
France is India's 9th largest investment partner.
Billionaire climate advocate Michael Bloomberg made an unannounced visit to Macron in Paris on Friday to discuss bolstering the pact.
Addressing the joint media conference, the French President said, that he will work with India on defence cooperation, maritime security and intelligence sharing.
He also mentioned that India has undertaken 7,000 reforms to improve "ease of doing business" - at the Central government level alone.
The two leaders agreed to fight terrorism in all its forms and to work on concrete plans to fight terrorism on the internet before the end of the year.