Presence Confirmed: Hollande and Putin

President-Elect François Hollande of France
© Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia Commons

On Wednesday, “French President-elect Francois Hollande and his recently-inaugurated Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin informed Brazil that they will attend next month’s Rio summit on sustainable development.”

The Rio+20 Conference is expected to bring together at least 100 global leaders and 50,000 participants from around the world, including corporate executives and representatives of various social movements. It provides an opportunity for the world’s political and thought leaders to outline a path toward a “green” and social economy that can balance economic growth, poverty eradication and protection of the environment.

To read more, please read the AFP press release.


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