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Paris, France ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Amid tension over continuous ceasefire violations , Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at the Conference of Parties (CoP) 21 climate summit in Paris.
Both leaders were seen shaking hands on the sidelines of the summit where 150 heads of states and governments will make three-minute speeches each, offering their political support to the negotiations that are expected to deliver a landmark global agreement on climate change.
Earlier, French President Francois Hollande welcomed Modi at the summit venue here.
“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.