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German chancellor welcomes US climate target for 2030

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BERLIN:German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday welcomed the  US decision to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 2005.

Merkel said,"This national goal is a clear commitment in the fight against global warming and an important signal to the global community, said Merkel at the virtual climate summit to which US President Joe Biden invited 40 heads of state and government from all over the world.

In order to be able to achieve the global goals for the reduction of greenhouse gases, the world depends on the contribution of the United States, she said.It is also an important signal that the US is back at the negotiating table to tackle the climate issue, she added.

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