October 24, 2016

Barack Obama Calls Xi Jinping To Praise China’s Role In Climate Talks

US President Barack Obama praised China’s role in Paris climate change deal. (Reuters file photo)

WASHINGTON:  US President Barack Obama spoke by telephone on Sunday night with Chinese President Xi Jinping to express appreciation for the important role China played in securing a historic climate agreement in Paris, the White House said.

The leaders recognised that close coordination of their negotiating teams helped secure Saturday’s agreement, it said in a statement released today.

“The president emphasized the importance of continuing close US-China cooperation on climate change issues into the future,” the White House said.

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