Dubai, 30 November 2023 (TDI): Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar arrived in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to lead the Pakistani delegation at the 28th United Nations Conference of Parties (COP-28).
The event, scheduled from December 1st to 12th, will also witness the participation of key Pakistani officials including Caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani, Caretaker Finance Minister Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Caretaker Minister for Climate Change Ahmed Irfan Aslam, and Caretaker Energy Minister Muhammad Ali.
Welcomed by UAE Minister for Justice Abdullah Sultan bin Awad Al Nuaimi, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UAE Faisal Niaz Tirmizi, and esteemed diplomatic staff, Prime Minister Kakar’s arrival at Dubai’s Al-Maktoum airport marks camaraderie between nations committed to addressing the climate crisis.
The COP-28, an annual gathering established under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, is poised to host approximately 70,000 participants from across the globe.
Distinguished leaders, climate envoys, experts, business magnates, indigenous groups, activists, diplomats, and more will converge to deliberate and forge strategies crucial for combatting the pressing challenges posed by climate change.
“Attending the World Climate Action Summit alongside the COP-28, we stand united to chart a course for sustainable action,” said Prime Minister Kakar.
This summit holds paramount significance as it endeavors to craft pivotal agreements and initiatives to tackle the climate emergency, marking a milestone in global efforts toward environmental sustainability.
Before his arrival in Dubai, Prime Minister Kakar completed his two-day official visit to Kuwait.
Kuwait’s Minister for Electricity, Water, and Renewable Energy, Dr. Jassim Mohammed Abdullah Al-Ostad, Pakistan’s Ambassador in Kuwait Malik Muhammad Farooq, and senior diplomatic officials extended warm regards to the Prime Minister Kakar.