Sustainable development the focus of talks between Assembly chief and French officials

General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser.
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General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser.

Sustainable development the focus of talks between Assembly chief and French officials

Sustainable development and the environment topped the agenda during talks today in Paris between General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser and senior French Government officials.

Mr. Al-Nasser met with Foreign Minister Alain Juppé and Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, the country’s Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing, as well as with Jean-Paul Delevoye, the President of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council of France.

The upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development, known as Rio+20, was the focus of the meeting between Mr. Al-Nasser and Mr. Juppé, according to information released by a spokesperson for the Assembly President.

Rio+20, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June, was also discussed in Mr. Al-Nasser’s meetings with Ms. Kosciusko-Morizet and with Mr. Delevoye.