January 31, 2020 / 6:11 PM / 24 days ago

UK government replaces O'Neill as president of U.N. climate summit

LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - British politician Claire O’Neill will no longer serve as president of a major U.N. climate summit taking place in Glasgow in November and her replacement will be confirmed shortly, the UK government said on Friday.

“Preparations will continue at pace for the summit, and a replacement will be confirmed shortly,” said a statement issued by the cabinet office. “Going forward, this will be a ministerial role.”

Reporting by Matthew Green, editing by Andy Bruce

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