Mr Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, former President of Iceland called on the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (March 5, 2020).
Welcoming Mr Grimsson to India, the President said that India deeply appreciates his efforts on Arctic and climate change issues. The Arctic region is of special significance to India. Scientific studies have shown a link between the Arctic region and the monsoon. India is keen to engage on the Arctic and looking at new avenues for cooperation.
The President appreciated Mr Grimsson’s initiative to get all stakeholders on the Arctic together on one global platform – the Arctic Circle. He said that we all have to contribute towards building a sustainable planet for ourselves and for our future generations.