Amir to attend summits in Morocco, Equatorial Guinea
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