Trump explained to foreign leaders the decision to abandon the Paris agreement
The President of the United States Donald trump held a telephone conversation with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, President of France Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and the Prime Minister of great Britain Teresa may, personally explaining his decision to lead the country out of the Paris climate agreement.
This was reported on the White house website.
Trump thanked all four leaders for a “Frank, substantive discussions” on the issue during the first months of his tenure.
He also assured his foreign counterparts that “America remains committed to the transatlantic Alliance and decisive efforts to protect the environment.”
Trump said that the United States has made significant progress in reducing emissions and contribute to the development of environmentally friendly energy. According to him, the United States under his administration will be the most environmentally friendly country on Earth.
“All the leaders agreed to continue the dialogue and strengthen cooperation on environmental and other issues”, — noted in a press release.
Earlier trump at a ceremony at the White house announced the US withdrawal from the climate agreement. In his view, it is infeasible for the United States. The President said that the United States will begin negotiations about re-entry into the Paris agreement or of a “new deal on terms fair to the United States, its businesses, employees, citizens, taxpayers.”
The administration of the European Union and a number of leading EU countries have expressed their disappointment with the decision of trump.