Iran’s FM to Leave for New York Monday

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to leave Tehran for New York on Monday to attend the upcoming United Nations (UN) climate summit.

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Zarif is planned to travel to New York on April 18 to take part in a forthcoming signing ceremony for the global climate agreement at UN headquarters.

According to UN officials, nearly 150 countries will be present at the meeting on April 22.

"We have 147 confirmed to sign on April 22, including about 50 heads of state," Segolene Royal, president of the UN climate change process, said.

She said the ceremony should afford world leaders the opportunity to issue "a strong declaration" on carbon pricing policy.

Royal stressed that the goal of the event should be to set an "elevated, stable, discernible and coordinated" carbon price as a way to encourage the development of clear energy.

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