G20 leaders reached compromise and adopted final declaration of summit

After some tension that arose during second day of the summit in Hamburg, when the US blocked final declaration due to disagreement regarding the climate, leaders reached a compromise
21:23, 8 July 2017

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Leaders of the G-20 countries adopted the final declaration of the summit in Hamburg, taking into account the special position of the US on climate change. All the G20 countries, with the exception of the United States, stressed the irreversibility of Paris Climate Agreement and the need for its speedy implementation. The text of the document was published by the press service of the German Federal Government.

"We take note of the US decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement. The US announced that it will immediately cease implementation of its current nationally-defined contribution and reaffirmed its strong commitment to an approach that reduces emissions while supporting economic growth and improving energy security needs", says the text of the declaration.

At the insistence of the United States, the text of the document left a reference to combustible minerals in the context of the possibility of using them in combination with renewable energy sources.

Also, the G-20 countries supported the rejection of protectionism in global trade (there were also disagreements on this issue earlier).

In addition, the G20 summit participants agreed on all possible methods to counter corruption.

The declaration also reaffirmed the agreement reached by G20 countries to establish a partnership with Africa in order to promote job creation and economic growth in the region. As noted, this should contribute to the fight against migration.

"Our joint efforts will contribute to sustainable economic growth and job creation, especially for women and youth, which will help in combating poverty and inequality, which are among the root causes of migration," the declaration reads.

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