Côte d'Ivoire to take part in first International Solar Alliance summit in India

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Côte d'Ivoire's Vice President, Daniel Kablan Duncun, will head the Ivorian delegation to the inaugural summit of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) due to take place from 9-12 March in New Delhi, India, an official source here told PANA on Thursday.

The Ivorian government on Wednesday adopted a decree for the ratification and publication of the framework agreement establishing the ISA, signed by member countries on 15 November 2016 in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Ratification of the agreement, signed in May 2017 during the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank in Ahmedabad, India, will enable Côte d’Ivoire to take, along with other member countries, collective response to the common obstacles to an optimal deployment of solar energy.

ISA is a cooperation platform between developing countries with strong solar potential and developed countries with advanced solar technologies. It aims to significantly improve solar energy production in signatory countries.

To date, there are 36 signatory countries, including 6 that have ratified the agreement -- India, France, Mauritius, Nauru, Fiji and Tuvalu.

Since 2016, India hosts the ISA secretariat and offered about US$ 27 million for its five-year budget.

01 march 2018 17:52:21

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