US President Donald Trump refused to participate in the UN summit on climate change. CNN reported. Instead of a climate summit, Trump will attend a session of the UN General Assembly devoted to the problem of religious persecution in the world.
“This event aims to expand international support for religious freedom amid increasing harassment of people for their religious beliefs, as well as a growing number of attacks and destruction of religious sites,” a senior administration official said during a briefing on Trump’s trip.
According to the channel, both events will be held in parallel with each other.
The State Department spokesman noted that the first Deputy Assistant Secretary of state for oceans, environment, and science Marcia Bernicat will represent the United States at the UN climate summit.
The UN climate summit will bring together leaders from around the world, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.