Sarkozy welcomes Obama's decision to attend end of climate meet

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy welcomed "with much satisfaction" US President Barack Obama's decision to attend the climax of UN climate talks in Copenhagen on December 18, a statement from his office said.

Paris - French President Nicolas Sarkozy welcomed "with much satisfaction" US President Barack Obama's decision to attend the climax of UN climate talks in Copenhagen on 18 December, a statement from his office said.

Sarkozy "is delighted at this decision which shows the importance attached by the United States to the success of this conference on the climate," the statement said.

The French president, "who discussed the subject with President Obama at the start of the week, wants more than ever the presence of all leaders at the Copenhagen summit, to make together the ambitious commitments needed to protect the planet and future generations," it added.

Obama originally planned to attend the UN climate conference next week, but the White House said Friday that he would now be there at the climax of the negotiations on 18 December.

AFP/Expatica

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