Chile’s President Pinera, in a tweet, said his country will no longer be hosting the upcoming APEC summit amid unrest and security concerns. FOX Business’ Edward Lawrence with more.
LONDON (Reuters) - The United Nation’s climate chief said the secretariat is exploring a range of options for hosting this year’s round of climate talks in December after Chile withdrew from hosting.
CHILE SCRAPS HOSTING APEC AS RIOTS RAGE
The talks (called COP25) were scheduled to be held in Santiago, Chile, from Dec. 2-13 but the country has withdrawn as host after several weeks of violent unrest.
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“Earlier today, I was informed of the decision by the Government of Chile not to host COP25 in view of the difficult situation that the country is undergoing,” U.N. Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa said in a statement.
“We are currently exploring alternative hosting options,” she added.
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