New York: In a meeting with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of France, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the leadership of the country in the adoption of the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, last December, as well as for its role in the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Speaking to the press following the meeting in Paris, Ban also thanked France for its support for the UN in combatting violent extremism and expressed his condolences to the victims and their families of such violence.
He also noted France’s support to the UN in its work in the Central African Republic, Mali and the Middle East, particularly Syri
Ban also welcomed the commitment of France to the situation in the Middle East and in particular to hold an international conference on the issue.
The UN chief further emphasized that the international community’s support in Lebanon is equally important, particularly given the upcoming parliamentary elections.
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