Malta Becomes 119th Country To Join International Solar Alliance

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  • India welcomed Malta as the 119th member country to join the ISA
Malta Becomes 119th Country To Join International Solar Alliance Malta Becomes 119th Country To Join International Solar Alliance

International Solar Alliance (ISA) recently announced Malta as the 119th country to join the grouping. India welcomed Malta as a member country. Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs Ministry, Malta, Christopher Cutajar signed the ISA Framework Agreement in the presence of Head of Depository and Joint Secretary (Economic Diplomacy), Abhishek Singh in New Delhi.

ISA is one of the first international intergovernmental organizations headquartered in India. It is partnering with multilateral development banks (MDBs), development financial institutions (DFIs), private and public sector organizations, civil society, and other international institutions to deploy cost-effective and transformational solutions through solar energy, especially in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and the Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Last year, in a big boost to accelerate global adoption of solar energy, Romania officially joined the International Solar Alliance (ISA) as its 118th member country, signaling a robust commitment to advancing solar energy and contributing to global climate action. Romania, under the leadership of Klaus Werner Iohannis, President of Romania, formally signed the framework agreement of the ISA.

Ajay Mathur, Director-General of the ISA, welcomed Romania to the alliance, expressing optimism about the collaboration. “Romania was one of the first countries in the world to export oil, and I hope it now becomes a country that also exports electricity from renewables, specifically solar,” remarked Mathur. He outlined the ISA’s commitment to working with Romania on solar deployment, capacity building, and regulatory training programs. Sebastian-Ioan Burduja, Minister of Energy, Romania, underscored Romania’s significant solar potential in Southeast Europe, emphasizing the country’s commitment to a clean energy transition.

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