PARIS (Algeria)- Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal arrived Sunday in Paris to represent President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21).
Sellal is accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra and Minister of Water Resources and Environment Abdelouahab Nouri.
The prime minister, as well as 150 heads of state and government taking part in the conference, will be welcomed Monday morning by President François Hollande of France and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in the Bourget, which will host the world event.
Algeria, at the UN conference, will call for a fair agreement taking into account the historical responsibility of the industrialized nations in global warming, the specific circumstances of the contracting parties and their respective capacities.
The COP21, to run from November 30 to December 11, seeks a "general," "ambitious" and "restrictive" agreement on climate, applicable to all countries as from 2020, in addition to tools to meet relevant challenges.