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Obama to meet with leaders of China, India at climate summit

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Washington: The White House says President Barack Obama is hoping to give a boost to international climate talks in Paris next week by holding early one-on-one meetings with the leaders of China and India.

While in Paris, the president also will meet with the leaders of island nations facing some of the harshest effects of global warming.

The meetings are aimed at underscoring a need for rich and poor nations alike to embrace the fight against climate change, and to project a sense of urgency.

White House officials say the meeting between the leaders of the US and China should sends a strong message to the world about a shared commitment to reaching a strong agreement in Paris.