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UK-India joint statement April 2022

During a state visit to India in April 2022, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, laid out a vision towards shared security and prosperity through national resilience. The joint statement released included several commitments to climate and energy, including the GGI-OSOWOG partnership.

20. Prime Minister Johnson appreciated India’s international leadership on ISA (International Solar Alliance), CDRI (Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure) and the clean industry transition. The two leaders welcomed the global Green Grids Initiative - One Sun One World One Grid (GGI-OSOWOG) and the Infrastructure for Resilient Island States (IRIS) platform under CDRI, both of which were jointly launched by India and the UK at COP 26. Prime Minister Modi welcomed UK’s fresh support for ISA, and both the leaders agreed to advance efforts to identify concrete projects for early operationalisation of the GGI-OSOWOG, to be agreed by the time of the Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation Ministerial in September 2022. The Prime Ministers also welcomed the participation of ISA in the Energy Transition Council. They looked forward to championing these initiatives under the upcoming Indian G20 Presidency.

Read the joint statement here.

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