Obama would meet Modi on November 30, the opening day of the Paris climate change conference. The US President will also meet Chinese President Xi Jinping at the start of the
two-week climate summit, Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes told reporters.

He said the US 'wants to send a clear signal' in meetings with China, India and France that it will be working with the 'key players' for a strong international agreement on climate change.

Obama's meeting with Modi will be their seventh since 2014. "We have been engaging with India throughout the year in determining how they can contribute constructively to a successful outcome in Paris," Rhodes said.

Rhodes called for having very strong transparency and accountability provisions so there is a mechanism to determine if countries are standing by and behind their commitments going forward, even as a framework is in place to ensure that ambitious targets in terms of emissions reduction and providing an ambitious level of support to developing countries so as to combat climate change are met.

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