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After US Plans to Withdraw, Rwanda Minister Repeats Commitment to Paris Agreement

Rwanda remains committed to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change despite the US’s withdrawal from the deal, the Minister for Natural Resources, Dr Vincent Biruta, has said.

The announcement that the US was withdrawing from the global deal was made by President Donald Trump Thursday.

Trump said America would withdraw from the Paris agreement on Climate Change, on grounds that the pact was a threat to the economy and American sovereignty.

The move has been criticised by several world leaders and experts with a view that it would weaken efforts to combat global warming.

Biruta told Saturday Times that he would not specifically comment on any sovereign country’s decision to withdraw from the agreement which 195 countries signed in 2015.

Ministry of Natural Resources, Rwanda

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