Vajpayee slams pressure on poor countries

October 31, 2002

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NEW DELHI, Oct 30: Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee said on Wednesday poor countries battling to feed their starving peoples should not be set the same targets as rich nations for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Opening the ministerial section of a UN meeting here, Vajpayee urged developed countries to aid poorer nations in efforts to reduce emissions of gases contributing to global warming.—AFP