By Francesca Chambers ,white House Correspondent For Dailymail.com and Daily Mail Reporter and Harvey Day For Mailonline
China has piled pressure on Donald Trump by vowing to uphold the Paris climate agreement as EU President Donald Tusk tweeted the president and urged him not to 'change the (political) climate for the worse.'
China has piled pressure on Donald Trump by vowing to uphold the Paris climate agreement. Pictured, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang +15
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a meeting on Thursday that China will 'continue to implement promises made in the Paris Agreement, to move towards the 2030 goal step by step steadfastly.'
He added: 'But of course, we also hope to do this in cooperation with others. Once China's development reaches a certain level, it has to move to a sustainable model, that means we have to push green development.'
Meanwhile, China and the EU are expected to agree a joint statement on the Paris climate agreement saying it is 'an imperative more important than ever'.
The joint statement to be released after a meeting in Belgium on Friday is expected to say: 'The EU and China consider the Paris agreement as an historic achievement further accelerating the irreversible global low greenhouse gas emission and climate resilient development.'