Africa Ac­tion Sum­mit kicks off in Mar­rakesh

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

MAR­RAKESH: The Africa Ac­tion Sum­mit kicked off in Mar­rakesh, Morocco, yes­ter­day, on the side­lines of the 22nd ses­sion of the Con­fer­ence of the Par­ties (COP 22) to the UN Frame­work Con­ven­tion on Cli­mate Change (UNFCCC).

First Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Ha­mad ALSABAH is at­tend­ing the sum­mit as Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah ALAHMAD Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The sum­mit, hosted at the Royal Palace in Mar­rakesh, was called for by Moroc­can King Mo­hammed VI, and is at­tended by sev­eral coun­try lead­ers and heads of state.

It adds the mo­men­tum to the struc­tural ini­tia­tives and projects seek­ing an ef­fec­tive con­fronta­tion of the im­pact of cli­mate change on the con­ti­nent, in ad­di­tion to de­vel­op­ing a model for sus­tain­able devel­op­ment that re­sponds to the ex­pec­ta­tions of the African peo­ples.

Dur­ing an African tour last week, the Moroc­can Monarch called in the Sene­galese cap­i­tal of Dakar for a sum­mit on the fringe of COP 22 to crys­tal­ize a vi­sion for de­fend­ing the de­mands of the con­ti­nent, fo­cus­ing on fi­nanc­ing and trans­fer of tech­nol­ogy. Africa has been among the world re­gions worst-hit by the ef­fects of cli­mate change, the Monarch said, vow­ing to develop the COP 22 (Mar­rakesh, Novem­ber 7-18) as a con­fer­ence for the con­ti­nent. Ad­dress­ing the COP 22 on Tues­day, His High­ness the Amir re­it­er­ated Kuwait’s com­mit­ment to join­ing in sup­port­ing the ef­forts ex­erted by the UN to com­bat cli­mate change. Kuwait has vol­un­tar­ily put well-stud­ied plans, based on sci­en­tific and eco­nomic re­search, within its avail­able pos­si­bil­i­ties, to re­ha­bil­i­tate its oil in­stal­la­tions, as its oil sec­tor seeks to adopt a new strat­egy, founded on sci­en­tific and eco­nomic grounds, that aim to limit emis­sions, His High­ness the Amir added. His High­ness the Amir stressed that Kuwait is about to com­plete the con­sti­tu­tional pro­ce­dures for the rat­i­fi­ca­tion of the Paris Agree­ment on Cli­mate Change.

MAR­RAKESH: First Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled AlHa­mad Al-Sabah at­tends the sum­mit. —

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