White House says India supports enacting climate accord this year

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Posted: Jun 07, 2016 1:23 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed support for the enactment this year of a worldwide climate accord reached in Paris, the White House said on Tuesday.

"I believe what Prime Minister Modi has said about this is that India shares the objective that the United States has laid out, which is to see the agreement come into force this year," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said at a news briefing after President Barack Obama met with Modi at the White House.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Phil Berlowitz)