BFF-78 Macron rejects trade deals with countries outside Paris climate pact

ZCZC

BFF-78

UN-DIPLOMACY-FRANCE-CLIMATE

Macron rejects trade deals with countries outside Paris climate pact

UNITED NATIONS, United States, Sept 25, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – French President
Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday said that trade agreements will be contingent on
membership in the Paris climate pact, in a clear bid to pressure the United
States.

“We will no longer sign commercial agreements with powers that do not
respect the Paris accord,” Macron told the UN General Assembly without
explicitly mentioning his US counterpart Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the
global framework.

BSS/AFP/MRI/2342 HRS