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Government of Spain offers Chile its support to hold the COP25 Climate Summit

Thursday 31 October 2019

Spain considers that multilateral climate action is a priority on the agenda of the United Nations and of the European Union, which demands a strong commitment from all parties.

Chile, an active Member State of the Ibero-American Community, took on the Presidency and the organisation of the COP25 after Brazil pulled out when Jair Bolsonaro took power as the country's president.

Pedro Sánchez conveyed his solidarity with the Chilean people and appreciated the priority given by its government to the national social agenda.

Given the short time available, the importance of guaranteeing that the COP25 is held with normality and in line with the priorities of Spain's foreign policy, the Acting President of the Government wished to facilitate a space that allows Chile and the Ibero-American region to capitalise on its commitment to multilateralism and the tremendous effort it has been making since the outset to prepare for the summit over the last 10 months.

The President-designate of the COP25, the Minister for the Environment of Chile, Carolina Schmidt, has officially notified the United Nations of this proposal, which will be analysed by the Secretariat of the Framework Convention of the United Nations on Climate Change next week in Bonn (Germany).

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