Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu filed the ratification document to the Paris climate accord on June 1, attended by UN deputy Secretary General Miguel de Serpa Soares, the Foreign Ministry informs in a release.
It is to be noted that also on June 1 President Donald Trump announced US withdrawal from the Paris climate accord.
The Paris accord is in force since October 5, 2016 and will become operational after 2020.
During the ceremony, the head of Romanian diplomacy said that the drawing up and the concerted implementation of the strategies regarding sustainable development and climate change nationwide are in accordance with Romania’s commitment as EU and UN member state, as well as with our objective to actively contribute to the implementation of the accord’s mechanisms. The UN high official underscored that the ratification by Romania of the Paris accord on Climate Change is the recognition of our country’s important contribution to maintaining this area on the international agenda and to the strengthening of cooperation between the states in addressing this phenomenon, the MAE communiqué reads.
Teodor Melescanu also had a meeting with UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, during which he underlined the importance of the commitments made by the states that adopted the 2030Agenda.