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Johannesburg - While US president Donald Trump's decision to withdraw his nation from the historic Paris Agreement is a definite setback in dealing with climate change, analysts say that the Paris Agreement will continue.

South Africa was one of the main architects of the 2015 accord, signed by 195 countries, which seeks to decrease carbon emissions and combat climate change.

South Africa’s International Relations department spokesperson Nelson Kgwete says Trump's decision was disappointing and that the country was investigating how it would affect its own efforts. But South Africa remained committed to the agreement, which has its roots in Durban at COP17 back in 2011.

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