Bangladesh President Md Abdul Hamid will leave Dhaka on Thursday as he will visit India’s northeastern states of Tripura and Meghalaya before travelling to New Delhi to attend the International Solar Alliance and Solar Summit on March 11.
The President will join the founding ceremony of International Solar Alliance (ISA) at the Cultural Center of Presidential Building in New Delhi on March 11, President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin told UNI on Monday.
President Hamid will visit Tripura and Meghalaya. He was staying in Meghalaya during the 1971 Liberation War. The President will go to New Delhi from Meghalaya via Guwahati .
President Md Abdul Hamid will join the other 22 head of states and nine ministers at the summit.
The ISA has become the first treaty-based international and inter-governmental organisation to be headquartered in India. Its secretariat is located in Gurgugram in Haryana where a land of five acres has been allocated for it.
ISA’s activities began in 2015 with the initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Holland to increase the use of solar energy to reduce pressure on fossil fuels.
Bangladesh is expecting cooperation among the sunshine countries for more use of solar energy through the International Solar Alliance and Solar Summit in New Delhi.
The foreign minister said the government has set a target to produce 10 percent of electricity from solar power which is 2,000 megawatts.
Bangladesh is currently producing 240 MW solar power and has also taken up a large-scale plant to produce 500 MW solar power.
The foreign minister said the summit would also help countries play an effective role in climate change mitigation through cooperation with the sunshine countries.
President Hamid is scheduled to return home on March 12.