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.”
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.