British Prime Minister Theresa May said she hopes the U.S. will “find a way to come back into the Paris Agreement,” while also sharing her disappointment with President Trump’s decision to pull out of the historic climate accord.
“I was clear to President Trump how disappointed the U.K. was that the United States had decided to pull out of the Paris Agreement and also clear that I hope that they will be able to find a way to come back into the Paris Agreement,” May told the BBC in an interview published Friday. “I think that’s important for us globally.”
“We are not renegotiating the Paris Agreement. That stays,” she added, joining Angela Merkel and other European leaders in saying she will not change the treaty.
The Hill added:
Trump announced in June the U.S. would withdraw from the deal, agreed to under the Obama administration, saying it would hurt the country’s economy and stifle job growth.
But the president is certain to face criticism for that decision during the G-20, particularly from European leaders, who were angered by the withdrawal.