US Special Presidential envoy for Climate John Kerry to reach Delhi for four-day visit

US Special Presidential envoy for Climate John Kerry to reach Delhi for four-day visit US Special Presidential envoy for Climate John Kerry attending UN Security Council meet on Feb 24 (Picture Courtesy: John Kerry Twitter handle)

New Delhi: US Special Presidential envoy for Climate John Kerry will reach Delhi on Monday for a four-day visit. Kerry will call upon Union Finance, External Affairs Ministers of India, to hold talks during his stay in the country.

He will travel from Abu Dhabi and will reach New Delhi on Monday. He has been on a tour for consultations on increasing climate ambition ahead of US President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate, which will be held between April 22-23 , 2021.

“Thanks to President Biden’s leadership, The United States has rejoined the Paris Agreement and is ready to do its part to fight the climate crisis. The Leaders Summit is the next critical moment on the road to COP26, he said in a public statement released on March 31.

“It’s an opportunity for leaders to engage directly on different aspects of the climate threat and to ensure that we are all prepared to make the progress, we need to during this critical year and over the course of this decisive decade, he added.

His tour to Abu Dhabi, New Delhi and Dhaka between April1-9 is crucial for the US, ahead of the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which will be held later this year.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Delhi

While Kerry will be in Delhi today, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will also reach New Delhi on Monday. “On April 5-6, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will pay a working visit to India. In New Delhi, he will hold talks with External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar, ” the Russian Embassy in India tweeted.

As per the official statement, during this visit, Lavrov will discuss topical issues of bilateral relations with an emphasis on the forthcoming high and highest level meetings as well as implementation of outcomes of the 20th Russian-Indian summit held on September 4-5, 2019 in Vladivostok.

The heads of the Foreign Ministries of Russia and India will exchange views on vital issues of the international and regional agenda, including interaction in the UN, the SCO and BRICS, which is chaired by India this year, as well as the RIC. An important set of topics related to the situation in the Asia-Pacific region and Afghanistan will be discussed.

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