Today, President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan met UN Secretary-General António Guterres at COP28 in Expo City Dubai. They discussed the conference’s agenda, emphasizing its role in global collective action against climate challenges. The UN Secretary-General praised Sheikh Mohamed’s initiative—a $30 billion fund for climate solutions—and its impact on climate financing and accessibility.
The meeting addressed UAE-UN collaboration in peace, climate action, sustainable development, and humanitarian efforts worldwide. Regional and international issues were reviewed, particularly the Occupied Palestinian Territory. They highlighted the urgency for international intervention in Gaza to secure a ceasefire, protect civilians, prevent displacement, and ensure unhindered humanitarian aid delivery. Emphasis was placed on preventing regional conflicts, promoting peace based on a two-state solution, and fostering cooperation in the Middle East for regional stability and prosperity.
The meeting included prominent figures like Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, and Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology. Discussions extended to include Mohammed Alsuwaidi, Minister of Investment, Mohamad Issa Abushahab, Ambassador, and Deputy Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations, along with the UN Secretary-General’s accompanying delegation.