PARIS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed after meeting French President Emmanuel Macron today to go "above and beyond" the Paris Agreement on climate change, after the US said it would quit the deal.
Speaking two days after US President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw from the deal on curbing carbon emissions, PM Modi said it was "part of the world's shared heritage" and that India would "continue working...above and beyond the Paris accord".
The agreement signed by 195 countries in the French capital in 2015 "can protect future generations and give new hope," the prime minister said.
However, PM Modi avoided direct criticism of Donald Trump's move.
President Macron said that during two hours of the talks that encompassed trade, defense and the anti-terror fight, PM Modi and he had "mainly discussed our commitment to the climate".