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Xi, Macron Reaffirm Support Of Paris Climate Deal

French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping issued a joint statement in Beijing, reaffirming their strong support for the Paris agreement on climate change from which the U.S. Announced its exit this week.

The Trump administration has already filed paperwork to withdraw the united states from the Paris agreement on combating climate change.

China and France pledged at this year's G20 Summit to update their contributions against climate change beyond their current ones to reflect their highest possible ambition.

Scientists said in a new research report issued the vast majority of national commitments made in the 2015 Paris agreement are not enough to prevent serious harm from global warming.

Meanwhile, China and France signed contracts worth around 15 billion dollar this week.

The signing ceremony held in Beijing by both countries' presidents.

A Chinese government official said the deals were struck in the fields of aeronautics, energy and agriculture including approval for 20 French companies to export poultry, beef and pork to china.

He said the contracts were signed during French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to China this week.

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