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Shyam Saran on a four-day visit to US

Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Climate Change Shyam Saran has arrived in Washington on a four day visit to US to hold discussions with senior officials of the new Obama administration on the crucial issue.

india Updated: Mar 23, 2009 14:18 IST

Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Climate Change Shyam Saran has arrived in Washington on a four day visit to US to hold discussions with senior officials of the new Obama administration on the crucial issue.

Saran, who landed here last night, is expected to articulate the view point of the Indian government on the crucial matter during his meetings with the officials.

While sharp differences exists between the two countries on climate change, the meetings is expected to focus on areas of Indo-US cooperation in the field of renewable and clean energy.

He would also use the opportunity to meet Washington-based think tanks and address them. Tomorrow, he would address the prestigious Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on "India's Climate Change Initiatives: Strategies for a Greener Future".

During the meeting, Saran is expected to discuss India's domestic initiatives on climate change mitigation, including the Prime Minister's National Action Plan on Climate Change.

Unveiled in July 2008, the plan aims to support rapid economic development in an environmentally sustainable manner.