US President Barack Obama on Wednesday called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi to thank him for his “positive role and leadership in the successful outcome of COP 21”.

“In a telephonic call to the Prime Minister today, he (Obama) said India played a critical role in making the Paris climate change summit a historic success,” the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said.

A statement issued by the PMO said the Prime Minister shared with Obama the concerns of the Indian IT industry and professionals on the proposed legislation in the US Congress relating to H1B and L1 visas.

The phone call from the American President came three days after 195 countries reached a deal to attempt to limit the rise in global temperatures to less than 2°C at the climate change summit in Paris after two weeks of intense negotiations. Obama had met Modi on the sidelines of the summit in the French capital.

Ahead of voting on the crucial final draft at the climate meet in Paris, French President Francois Hollande had also called up the Prime Minister to apprise him of the latest status of negotiations at the meet.

Source: The Tribune,Chandigarh