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Macron: G7 Nations Close to a Deal on Amazon Wildfires

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Sun, 25 Aug 2019 20:09 GMT

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday, August 25th, that an agreement is close to being reached between the world's major powers to help in fighting the Amazon forest wildfires and repair the damages incurred, reported Reuters.

The French president told reporters covering the G7 annual summit held in France's Biarritz that a "real convergence" was reached to help the countries struck by wildfires.

The G7 countries comprised of the United States, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, Britain and Canada are on the process to make a deal on "technical and financial help", added Macron.

The French president declared Amazon fires to be a global emergency and moved it to the top of the summit agenda.

Macron was given a mandate to reach out to all the countries located in the Amazon region to see what they need to fight the wildfires, said an EU official.

"It was the easiest part of the talks," the official said.

The Amazon rainforest was struck by fierce wildfires drawing international concern due to the rainforest significance to the global environment.

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