President Enrique Peña Nieto began his activities in Marseille within the framework of his state visit to France, where he declared that Mexico and France are committed to the environment.

The president said that, “Mexico is a strong ally of France, in the fight to mitigate the effects of global warming,” and offered his support to President François Hollande, for the success of the Twenty-First Conference of the Parties on Climate Change to be held in this nation in November of this year.

This is the first time in 20 years that the Conference of the Parties will attempt to achieve binding agreements for all nations in reducing emissions.