India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) have agreed to promote cooperation in renewable energy, especially in the areas of solar energy and wind power.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in Abu Dhabi.
The MoU was signed by Minister of New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah and Minister of State of UAE Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber on Saturday
Both the countries also agreed to form a Joint Working Group for better coordination through joint research on subjects of mutual interest, exchange and training of scientific and technical personnel, exchange of available scientific and technologies information and data, organisation of workshops, seminars and working groups, transfer of know-how, technology and equipment, on non-commercial basis etc.
Farooq Abdullah briefed the UAE Minister on the progress made by India in renewable energy with special reference to the National Solar Mission launched in 2010 under the National Action Plan on Climate Change.
Abdullah also briefed him on India’s efforts in promoting energy for remote and un-electrified areas.