January 23, 2017

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)

|REUTERS|
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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