His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has visited the COP28 site at Expo City Dubai, as the country prepares to host the global conference until 12 December.
His Highness toured the site and was briefed on the preparations of its facilities and services to receive delegations participating in the conference, which is expected to be attended by more than 160 heads of state and government officials, as well as 85,000 participants from around the world.
During the tour, His Highness reaffirmed the UAE’s readiness to welcome guests and delegations, and to work closely with international partners to promote the global transition to clean energy sources and reduce carbon emissions to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. His Highness also emphasised that the UAE, by hosting the conference and bringing together political and business leaders, non-governmental organisations and global experts, is contributing to the policy-making process to support sustainability goals, which are in turn aligned with the UAE’s vision as part of its Year of Sustainability.
His Highness was accompanied by His Excellency Dr Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, Chairman of Masdar and COP28 President-Designate; Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and CEO of Expo City Dubai Authority; His Excellency Lieutenant General Talal Belhoul, Director General of Dubai's State Security Department; His Excellency Mohammed Abdullah Al Junaibi, Chairman of the Federal Protocol and Strategic Narrative Authority; His Excellency Saif Saeed Ghobash, Secretary General of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council; and Angela Migally; along with a number of members of the COP28 Higher Committee.