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Narendra Modi invited to attend European Parliament in Brussels

Monday, 11 February 2013 - 1:08am IST Updated: Monday, 11 February 2013 - 1:10am IST | Place: Ahmedabad | Agency: PTI
After European Union ended over a decade-long boycott of Gujarat Chief Minister Modi, lawmakers from the region have invited him to attend the European Parliament in Brussels in November, according to a post on his blog.

After European Union ended over a decade-long boycott of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, lawmakers from the region have invited him to attend the European Parliament in Brussels in November, according to a post on his blog.

"The lawmakers invited Modi to attend the European Parliament in Brussels in November this year. The Parliament will be attended by representatives of over 27 nations. There is also an invitation to attend the European Business Meet in Brussels later this year," Modi's blog said.

The Chief Minister yesterday had an online interaction with the European lawmakers who were attending the 10th corporate culture and spirituality India conference in Bangalore, according to the blog post.

The lawmakers appreciated Gujarat's development and congratulated Modi for making the state vibrant.

According to the post, during the interaction, Modi highlighted various initiatives taken by the Gujarat government for environment protection. He told them that Gujarat is the first state in India and among the four states in the world to have a separate department on climate change.

Briefing the lawmakers about Gujarat's advances in solar energy, Modi told them about Asia's largest solar park in Charanka in Patan district and about state government's roof-top solar policy.

The post also spoke of Gujarat's work in other forms of renewable energy, including wind energy.


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