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Kremlin discusses possibility of Putin’s visit to Paris for climate summit

November 12, 2015, 14:19 UTC+3 SOCHI
French President Francois Hollande earlier said that he had sent a personal invitation to Putin
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SOCHI, November 12. /TASS/. The Kremlin is considering the possibility of the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Paris to take part in the COP21 international climate summit due to open on November 30, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

"The issue is on the agenda, and it is under discussion," he said. "When a decision is taken, we will inform you."

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius earlier said that the summit’s organizers had received more than 100 replies to invitations, including from the leaders of the United States, China, Russia and India.

French President Francois Hollande earlier said that he had sent a personal invitation to Putin.

The United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21) chaired by France will be held in Le Bourget, France, from November 30 to December 11. It will be the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The conference’s objective is to reach a new international agreement on climate applicable to all countries aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

According to the conference’s organizers, for the first time during 20 years of negotiations within the framework of the United Nations, the future climate agreement will be universal bringing together all biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, both developed and developing countries.

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