UAE's Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Higher Committee Responsible for Overseeing Preparations for the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP28 UAE), met with the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry.
The two sides reviewed the strategic relations between the two countries and the existing partnership on different levels, with a special emphasis on climate-related issues.
The talks touched on the details of the UAE's response to climate change as well as ways of enhancing global cooperation and multilateral action in this field, in light of the country's hosting of COP28 later this year in Expo City Dubai, state news agency SPA reported.
Sheikh Abdullah and Kerry reviewed the joint initiatives undertaken by the two countries in the field of climate action.
During the meeting, Sheikh Abdullah emphasized on the UAE's firm approach to building bridges of communication and cooperation with the world and strengthening multilateral action in facing climate change-related challenges.
He added that the existing UAE-US climate action partnership, which includes a number of initiatives and projects, is a pioneering paradigm for collaborative action for a climate-safe future with sustainable development and economic prosperity..
“While hosting the COP28, the UAE is determined to lead global efforts in addressing climate change, and to transition these initiatives from the stage of making commitments to the stage of putting into practice specific actions in this area,” Sheikh Abdullah stressed.