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Russian president will take part in climate summit in Paris — Kremlin

November 13, 2015, 16:05 UTC+3
The United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21) chaired by France will be held in Le Bourget, France, from November 30 to December 11
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Elysee Palace in Paris

Elysee Palace in Paris

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MOSCOW, November 13. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin will take part in the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris on November 30, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said on Friday.

"Preparations for the top-level participation of our delegation in the November 30 climate conference in Paris are under way," Ushakov said.

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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