Obama calls for mobilising world to meet shared challenges

first_imgFrom Lalit K JhaWashington, Mar 14 (PTI) Citing the example of working with India and China to reach the Paris climate change agreement, US President Barack Obama has called for mobilising the world to meet shared challenges like the threat posed by ISIS.”Were going to have to keep mobilising the world to meet shared challenges. And that includes strengthening international rules and norms that undergird peace and security,” Obama said yesterday in his address to the Chief of Missions Conference at the State Department.”Were going to have to continue to ensure that Iran fully meets its commitments under the nuclear deal; to make sure that were enforcing effective sanctions on North Korea; that, at our upcoming summit here in Washington, were continuing to increase nuclear security,” he said.Obama said he believes that a broader vision of American strength that harnesses all elements of national power, including diplomacy, is what is going to “make a difference in this complicated age that we live in”.”Thats how we build a global coalition to deal with Iran — strong sanctions plus diplomacy. And under the nuclear deal, Iran will not get its hands on a nuclear weapon,” he asserted.”Thats how we work with countries like China and India and nearly 200 nations to reach the Paris agreement, the most ambitious global agreement ever to fight climate change,” said the US President.Obama said he plans to do everything that he can with every minute that he has left in the Presidents office to keep making progress and make the world safer, more prosperous, and to deal with the enormous challenges that so many people are burdened with around the world.advertisement”First and foremost, weve got to continue to keep our nation safe, especially from the threat of terrorism,” he said.”Were going to have to continue to strengthen our global coalition against ISIL, whether its the air campaign, support for local partners, cutting off ISIL financing, preventing the flow of foreign terrorist fighters, working with partners to counter ISILs bankrupt, nihilistic ideology,” the US President said.”On climate change, we have to ensure that nations meet their Paris commitments, that the United States does so as well, and that we invest in new clean energy solutions, and help developing countries deal with climate change and ensuring that they do not feel that they have to choose between uplifting their people economically and preserving the planet,” he said.In the Asia Pacific, he said, the US would have to move ahead with its re-balance, strengthening alliances, partnering with ASEAN, supporting the transition in Myanmar, moving ahead with TPP and ensuring security and stability in places like the South China Sea. PTI LKJ ASK MRJlast_img read more