Sudan government signed Saturday climate change accord in New York in the presence of UN chief Ban ki Moon and participation of a number of heads of state. Sudan delegation to the meeting was chaired by minister of environment Hassan Abdel Gadir Hilal . Not less than 175 countries signed Paris agreement at ceremony held at UN headquarters that far exceeded the historical record for first day signatures to an international agreement. The accord was adopted last December in Paris. Hilal addressed the ceremony assuring Sudan ambitious program in the field of solar energy and halt the deterioration of forests. Meanwhile Hila urges for lifting embargo and economic sanctions imposed on Sudan since 1997.