While it has now been some time since the US president Donald Trump accused India of signing the Paris Pact for “Billions and Billions and Billions” of dollars, India on June 5 chose the perfect day to slam his statement.
On the World Environment Day, India’s External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj dismissed US President’s charges and said that India has been engaged in preserving the environment for over 5,000 years and it didn’t sign the Paris Pact under any pressure or out of any greed to get money.
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“This is completely not true, India signed the Paris agreement not because of any pressure on out of greed. We are committed to the environment and this commitment is 5,000 years old. We worship nature. It is in Indian ethos. I clearly dismiss both accusations.”
She though made it clear that Trump’s statement will not affect India’s tie with the US in any way and that the ties between India and the US since Trump took charge were growing at the “same speed” as it was when Barack Obama was the President.
“There has been no change (in the ties). We are moving forward as we were moving.”