G-77 and China not fragmented: India

G-77 and China not fragmented: India
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First Published: Wed, Dec 09 2009. 05 45 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Dec 09 2009. 05 45 PM IST
Copenhagen: India on Wednesday said the bloc of 77 developing countries and China remained “united” and there was broad consensus on all major aspects of a potential new climate change treaty.
“Our impression is that all the G-77 and China group of countries are actually working together very closely. On all major issues we are united,” Shyam Saran, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s special envoy on climate change, said.
“There may be some specific issues where there may be some different perspective but as far as the broad issues are concerned there is no difference of opinion,” he said.
The issues include primacy of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), common but differentiated responsibility, Bali Action Plan, scaled up financial resources and more significant emissions reduction by developed countries.
He was responding to questions on media reports that the G-77 and China were fragmented on climate change.
He said he had very good meetings with the Chinese delegation and the African group during his stay here.
“There is very close coordination between China and India as we have with other major developing countries. As far as all the key issues is concerned there is no difference of opinion,” he said.
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