Barbados: Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Ms. Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, have discussed prospects for enhancing bilateral cooperation, especially in climate action and renewable energy.
The discussion took place during the UAE Minister’s working visit to the Republic of Barbados and was also attended by Mr. Kerrie Symmonds, Foreign Minister of Barbados. Sheikh Abdullah and Ms. Mottley discussed mechanisms of joint cooperation across various sectors of the economy, tourism, and trade in support of efforts to achieve sustainable development.
The UAE Minister informed Ms. Mottely about the UAE’s preparations to host the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) and the COP28 Presidency’s key priorities for providing financing for climate activities.
Sheikh Abdullah stressed that “sustainable development is a priority for all states and an inherent right of people, and achieving it requires a paradigm shift in the course of climate action, mobilising global efforts with the aim of reaching climate neutrality, as well as working to adopt innovative initiatives in support of this goal.”
The UAE Minister further expressed his aspiration for Barbados’ participation in COP 28, praising its pioneering initiatives in global climate action.
In addition, the two ministers explored various issues of common interest, in addition to developments at the regional and international levels. The Barbados PM expressed her confidence in the UAE’s leadership of global climate action with all competence and ability during its hosting of COP 28, praising its initiatives in the renewable and clean energy sector at the global level.
The meeting was attended by Mr. Omar Saif Ghobash, Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Saeed Mubarak Al Hajri, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Economic and Commercial Affairs.