Saturday, July 23, 2016

The High-level Signature Ceremony for Paris Agreement

National statements on the occasion of the High-level signature ceremony for the Paris Agreement Afghanistan

Statement by H.E. Mahmoud Saikal Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations at the High-level Signature Ceremony for Paris Agreement April 22, 2016 NEW YORK

Afghanistan signs the Paris Agreement on climate change

Press Release: Apr 25, 2016

Afghanistan signs the Paris Agreement on climate change

On April 22, Ambassador Mahmoud Saikal, Permanent Representative of the I.R. of Afghanistan attended the High Level signature ceremony for the Paris Agreement on climate change and signed the agreement on behalf of Afghanistan. 174 countries and the European Union also signed the agreement that exceeded the historical record for first-day signatures to an international agreement. On this momentous occasion, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said “I am very pleased to see so much support and political momentum to move the Agreement forward. The spirit of multilateralism is strong.”

Afghanistan High-Level Event for the Signature of the Paris Agreement

Afghanistan
High-Level Event for the Signature of the Paris Agreement

Ambassador Saikal stated “we believe the Paris Agreement puts us on the right track to finally address the issue of climate change and achieving environmental and social integrity. We look forward to the future UN negotiations to elaborate its details and thoroughly implement its provisions” He reassured the international community of full support and commitment from the National Unity Government of Afghanistan for an active engagement in the successful implementation of the Paris Agreement.

H.E. Ambassador Saikal Signs Paris Agreement

Afghanistan  High-Level Event for the Signature of the Paris Agreement

Permanent Representative of Afghanistan Signs Paris Agreement Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosted a signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change on 22 April at the United Nations. More than 165 Member States were expected to attend the signing ceremony, including an estimated 60 Heads of State and Heads of Government.