Amir to at­tend sum­mits in Morocco, Equa­to­rial Guinea

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber AlSabah heads to­day to Morocco to par­take in the UN Cli­mate Change Con­fer­ence and the African Union’s (AU) Sum­mit to be held in Mar­rakech. His High­ness the Amir and the ac­com­pa­ny­ing del­e­ga­tion will then head to Equa­to­rial Guinea to par­take in the fourth Africa-Arab sum­mit to be held in the cap­i­tal Mal­abo.

The par­tic­i­pa­tion of His High­ness the Amir in the 2016 United Na­tions Cli­mate Change Con­fer­ence, COP 22, re­flects great in­ter­est in ad­dress­ing global en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues, the Kuwaiti Am­bas­sador to Morocco said yes­ter­day.

Kuwaiti en­voy Ab­du­latif Ali AlYahiya said that His High­ness the Amir’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in this global en­vi­ron­men­tal event is the em­bod­i­ment of his role as ‘Humanitarian Leader;’ a ti­tle that was be­stowed upon him by the UN for his great ef­forts in bet­ter­ing all as­pects of life. His High­ness the Amir is aware that a healthy en­vi­ron­ment se­cures healthy gen­er­a­tions that are able to achieve sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment, espe­cially in coun­tries that suf­fer from poverty.

Yahiya lauded Morocco for host­ing this in­ter­na­tional event, which is tak­ing place in Mar­rakesh on Novem­ber 7 to 18. More than 70 world lead­ers, 30,000 civic so­ci­eties rep­re­sen­ta­tives, and del­e­gates from 197 na­tions, are at­tend­ing the Mar­rakesh cli­mate change con­fer­ence. In 1994, Kuwait signed the United Na­tions Frame­work Con­ven­tion on Cli­mate Change (UNFCCC); an in­ter­na­tional en­vi­ron­men­tal treaty which en­tered into force on 21 March 1995. Kuwait also signed Ky­oto Pro­to­col in 2005; an in­ter­na­tional agree­ment linked to the United Na­tions Frame­work Con­ven­tion on Cli­mate Change, which com­mits its par­ties by set­ting in­ter­na­tion­ally bind­ing emis­sion re­duc­tion tar­gets. In ad­di­tion, His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubrark Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah, rep­re­sent­ing Kuwait, signed Paris Agree­ment last year in New York.

In other news, His High­ness the Amir sent a ca­ble of con­do­lences to the Cus­to­dian of the Two Holy Mosques King Sal­man bin Ab­du­laziz Al Saud yes­ter­day, ex­press­ing his deep­est sym­pa­thy over the death of Prince Turki bin Ab­du­laziz Al Saud. His High­ness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter also sent sim­i­lar ca­bles to King Sal­man. —KUNA

His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

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