The International Solar Alliance (ISA) announced Afghanistan to be a partner country during an event held on Sept 9, 2018 in Delhi.

The three-day event is being participated by delegates from Afghanistan led by Mohammad Gul Khulmi, the Acting Minister of Water and Energy, Afghanistan and over 600 global industry leaders as well as 10,000 delegates.

During the event, Minister Khulmi extended appreciation to the Government of India in supporting Afghanistan and assured for greater collaboration with ISA to enhance the energy sector.

Aiming to build capacities in promoting solar energy, ISA has 44 member countries and 10 countries became the member during the conference.

This announcement sets great opportunity for Afghanistan to collaborate with India to achieve its goal in the renewable energy sector.  Afghanistan becoming partner country in ISA has raised hope to accommodate the rising power demands of the people of the country. India is taking lead in the second edition of India’s flagship renewable energy event Re-Invest and the second Indian Ocean Rim Association Renewable Energy. 

Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and former President of France Francois Hollande launched the ISA programme in 2016. The ISA module works on alliance countries falling between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn with abundant sunshine throughout the year. ISA will conclude by 5 October, 2018.





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