Macron says 'respects' Trump decision to pull out of climate pact

French President Emmanuel Macron said he "respected" his US counterpart Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord but that France remained committed to the 2015 pact.

Published: 13th July 2017 10:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th July 2017 10:45 PM   |  A+A-

US President Donald Trump shaking hands with French President Emmanuel Macron. (File photo | AP)

By AFP

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday he "respected" his US counterpart Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord but that France remained committed to the 2015 pact.

"I respect the decision of President Trump," Macron told a joint news conference in Paris. "As a result, he will lead the necessary thought and work that correspond to his campaign promises. For my part, I remain committed to the Paris accord."

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