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Canadian PM leaves for New York to sign Paris Agreement

Editor: Zhang Jianfeng 丨Xinhua

04-21-2016 10:10 BJT

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OTTAWA, April 20 (Xinhua) -- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau left here Wednesday for New York for an official signing of the Paris Agreement at the UN headquarters on Friday, according to the Prime Minister's Office.

"Canada is a country whose greatest strength is its respect for diversity and pluralism. We have much to contribute to the international community -- from combatting climate change to helping build a more peaceful and prosperous world," said the prime minister before his departure.

During his visit, Trudeau will also discuss the issues of climate change and youth engagement with students at New York University and meet with his counterparts from other countries.

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change, an ambitious, durable and applicable deal to all parties, was reached in the French capital in November 2015.

It is reported that more than 150 world leaders are expected to sign the agreement on Earth Day, April 22., a record for any international agreements in history.

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