Read the Green Agenda in order to understand the true meaning of Obama’s words.
US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has arrived in Paris for a brief visit on his world tour ahead of the November election.
He flew into the French capital a day after a public speech in Berlin, where he called for a renewed US partnership with Europe.
He was applauded by a crowd of 200,000 in scenes reminiscent of a pop concert.
Mr Obama is meeting French President Nicolas Sarkozy before flying to London, the final stop of his tour.
Their meeting is taking place at the presidential Elysee Palace, and the two men will hold a joint news conference before Mr Obama leaves for the UK.
His visit to Paris will last just a few hours, a fact noted by French reporters contrasting it to the long day he spent in Berlin, where he met German leaders before making his speech in the central Tiergarten Park, a venue for big public festivities.
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US Republican presidential hopeful John McCain met Mr Sarkozy at the Elysee Palace in March.
A spokesman for the Arizona senator has accused Mr Obama of turning his tour into a “premature victory lap”.
Earlier, Mr Sarkozy said he had always believed his “friend” Mr Obama would clinch the Democratic presidential nomination.
“While the 20th Century taught us that we share a common destiny, the 21st has revealed a world more intertwined than at any time in human history,” Mr Obama said.
“But the burdens of global citizenship continue to bind us together.”
Mr Obama said partnership and co-operation among nations was “not a choice”, but “the only way to protect our common security and advance our common humanity”.
Read the Green Agenda in order to understand the true meaning of what is being said.