Modi expected to reinforce India’s commitment to Paris climate at G20

G20 summit will be held in Hamburg on July 7-8, this being the first major meet of major economies of the world after US President Donald Trump coming to power.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also be attending the meet. He is expected to reinforce India’s commitment to Paris climate accord and renewables, express concern over trade protectionism and stress on India’s support to Africa’s development during the summit.

This will be Modi’s second visit to Germany in less that 2 months. Though Trump is likely to get all the attention, being his first appearance in the summit, Modi is also expected to get the limelight, after all the praise he got after his recent six-day, four nation tour.

Both the PM and external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj have announced that India will stick to its commitment based on thousands of years of tradition of respecting nature. Besides climate change, PM Modi will also emphasise on the burning issue of trade protectionism. As, India strongly supports resistance to all forms of protectionism and is fully with Germany on measures to liberalise trade in goods and services.

India will also back up Germany in making African growth and development one of the major G20 themes under the presidency of German chancellor Angela Merkel.