…. Again, Trump Refuses to Endorse Climate Change Agreement
The African leaders, alongside Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo who were selected to attend the G7 Summit today have challenged world leaders to take spirited action against migrant’s crisis which has taken thousands of African lives, while attempting to cross the Mediterranean, The New Diplomat has gathered.
Discussing the continent’s potential,
Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou urged the G7 to take urgent measures to end the crisis in Libya — the point of departure for hundreds of thousands of migrants looking for a better life in Europe.
He also criticized them for not honoring aid promises to fight poverty in West Africa’s poorest regions.
“Be it Niger, a transit nation, or the countries of origin, it is only through development that we will prevent illegal migration,” Issoufou said.
Also, it was gathered, after pressure from allies, U.S. President Donald Trump has backed a pledge to fight protectionism on Saturday, but refused to endorse a global climate change accord, saying he needed more time to decide.
The summit of Group of Seven wealthy nations pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several issues, with European diplomats frustrated at having to revisit questions they hoped were long settled.
Trump, who has previously called global warming a hoax, tweeted that he would make a decision next week on whether to back the 2015 Paris Agreement on curbing carbon emissions following lengthy discussions with G7 partners.
“The entire discussion about climate was very difficult, if not to say very dissatisfying,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters. “There are no indications whether the United States will stay in the Paris Agreement or not.”