June 2, 2017 / 1:58 PM / 3 months ago

Putin says there still time to get climate change deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia, June 2, 2017.Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASS/Host Photo Agency/Pool

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he thought there was still time to reach an agreement on the landmark 2015 Paris climate change deal despite Washington saying it would quit the pact.

"Don't worry, be happy," Putin told an economic forum in St Petersburg.

Reporting by Christian Lowe, Denis Pinchuk, Andrey Ostroukh, Polina Nikolskaya; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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