French President endorses Rio+20

President Sarkozy's visit to Lula on 6 and 7 September, saw him expresing the French support to the Rio +20 Earth summit.

"La France soutient pleinement le souhait du Brésil d’organiser en 2012 un nouveau sommet de la Terre, 20 ans après le premier Sommet qui s’était déjà tenu à Rio de Janeiro. Ce nouveau sommet pourra constituer une occasion privilégiée pour réaliser des progrès décisifs et nécessaires en matière de gouvernance internationale de l’environnement".

"France fully supports the desire of Brazil to organize in 2012 a new Earth Summit, 20 years after the first Summit had been held in Rio de Janeiro. This new peak may be an ideal opportunity to make decisive and necessary progress for international governance of the environment. "

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