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

General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

2 February 2012 – 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.

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