Abu Dhabi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), held a meeting with Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, the President-designate of COP28. The meeting, which took place on Saturday, saw Prime Minister Modi expressing India’s unwavering support for the Gulf nation’s presidency of COP-28.
Arriving in Abu Dhabi earlier on Saturday, Prime Minister Modi emphasised India’s extensive efforts and initiatives to combat climate change in discussions with Sultan Al Jaber. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted about the productive meeting between PM Modi and Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, who serves as the President-designate of COP28 and Group CEO of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.
“Dr. Jaber briefed PM on the forthcoming COP-28. PM Modi assured India’s full support for the UAE’s COP-28 presidency. The PM also highlighted India’s efforts and initiatives to address climate change,” stated Bagchi.
The Expo City in Dubai will host the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP28, from November 30 to December 12. This conference marks the 28th installment of the United Nations Climate Change Conference since its inception in 1992. Governments utilise this platform to negotiate and establish policies aimed at limiting global temperature increases and adapting to the consequences of climate change.
Prior to this meeting, Prime Minister Modi also had a discussion with Sheikh Khaled bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.