President Sheikh Mohamed meets delegation heads at Cop28

Sheikh Mohamed discussed bilateral relations between the UAE and the delegates' respective countries

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President Sheikh Mohamed met several heads of delegations at Cop28 on Thursday.

Sheikh Mohamed had one-to-one meetings with Paraguay's President Santiago Pena, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Ding Xuexiang, China's special envoy, on the sidelines of the global climate summit at Expo City Dubai.

He also met the King of Malaysia, Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah, Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev and Israeli President Isaac Herzog.

Sheikh Mohamed discussed bilateral relations between the UAE and the delegates' respective countries, along with regional and international issues of mutual interest, state news agency Wam reported.

The meetings also focused on Cop28 and the importance of co-operation and collective action among participants to reach significant results that strengthen climate action globally.

The meetings were attended by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Court; Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed; Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad, Adviser for Special Affairs at the Presidential Court; Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Co-operation; Yousef Al Otaiba, the UAE's ambassador to the US, and several ministers and senior officials from state delegations.

Sheikh Mohamed and Mr Abiy visited the Ethiopian Pavilion at Cop28, which is focused on the country’s Green Legacy Initiative, as well as efforts to develop renewable energy and sustainability programmes.

Updated: November 30, 2023, 7:04 PM