Pope tells Merkel to keep pressing for international cooperation

Pope tells Merkel to keep pressing for international cooperation

Pope tells Merkel to keep pressing for international cooperation to keep fighting for the Paris climate change deal and to ‘tear down walls’ that inhibit international cooperation, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday (June 17), offering a stark contrast between her agenda and U.S. policy. U.S. President Donald Trump announced this month that he would withdraw from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change, drawing anger from world leaders. “The pope encouraged me to continue and fight for international agreements, including the Paris agreement,” Merkel told reporters after an…

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