Macron tells Trump he will back Paris climate deal

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron has told Donald Trump he will support the climate change deal agreed in Paris in 2015. According to his spokesperson Laurence Haim, he spoke to the […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron has told Donald Trump he will support the climate change deal agreed in Paris in 2015.

According to his spokesperson Laurence Haim, he spoke to the US president yesterday following his victory.

She told CNN Mr Macron and Mr Trump discussed issues such as terrorism, transatlantic relations and climate change during their 10-minute telephone conversation.

Ms Haim said: “He told [Trump] that he’s going to protect what was made in Paris”, adding “he’s going to make sure he’s going to be vigilant to protect the French people”.

She went on to say it was the first time they spoke and the new president-elect was “very happy” about the conversation.

It was among a number of phone calls made to foreign leaders, including UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

Mr Macron previously pledged to exit from coal-based energy production and double the nation’s wind and solar capacity by 2022.