MANAMA, 12th January, 2023 (WAM) -- Dr. Mohammed Mubarak bin Daina, Bahrain's Oil and Environment Minister, and Special Envoy for Climate Affairs, has welcomed naming of the UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Special Envoy for Climate Change Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, as President-Designate for the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28), Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
Dr. bin Daina expressed Bahrain's confidence in the UAE's ability to host COP28 and its accompanying events and programmes with professionalism thanks to its distinguished capabilities.
Bahrain's Oil and Environment Minister and Special Envoy for Climate Affairs made the statements following the issuance of the directives of the President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, to appoint Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber as President-Designate for COP28.
Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs, and Razan Al Mubarak, President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), will join Dr. Al Jaber's COP28 UAE team as the Youth Climate Champion and UN Climate Change High-Level Champion, respectively.
Dr. bin Daina highlighted the UAE's pioneering role in tackling various international issues, including environment, climate change and renewable energy, expressing Bahrain's wish for a successful COP28 at the UAE.
He also commended Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber's wide-ranging expertise in the fields of economy and energy, praising the rich experience of Shamma Al Mazrui and Razan Al Mubarak, wishing them luck to achieve further successes.