Islamabad: UAE’s Special Envoy for Climate Change calls on the Prime Minister
Pakistan-UAE sign MoU for renewable energy projects.
H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, President-designate of COP-28 and UAE’s Special Envoy for Climate Change, Minister for Industries and Technologies and Chairman Masdar, along with a high level delegation, called on Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in Islamabad today.
Welcoming Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, the Prime Minister underscored the importance of high level exchanges and felicitated him on his appointment as President-designate COP28. He expressed full confidence in Dr. Jaber’s stewardship of this important global conference. The Prime Minister conveyed best wishes to the leadership of UAE for the success of the event which is scheduled to be held from 30 November – 12 December in Dubai this year.
Appreciating UAE’s efforts in combating climate change and developing renewable energy projects, the Prime Minister extended Pakistan’s full support to UAE for COP28. He thanked the UAE for its support during last year’s devastating floods in Pakistan. The Prime Minister also thanked UAE for its vital support to Pakistan which has been critical in reaching staff level agreement with the IMF.
The Prime Minister also briefed the delegation about the Special Investment Facilitation Council aimed at providing facilitation to foreign investors in diverse sectors. He also shared details of the 10,000 MW solar energy projects for which a road show was already held in Dubai.
Dr. Sultan Al Jaber conveyed the greetings and best wishes of the UAE leadership to the Prime Minister. He showed keen interest to enhance partnership with Pakistan in all domains. He emphasized UAE’s leadership directions to him to further improve collaboration with Pakistan in the renewable energy sector that will help boost energy security for Pakistan.
The visiting dignitary underscored that they view Pakistan as an important partner in climate change discourse and appreciated Pakistan’s active role in climate change diplomacy.
Minister for Finance & Revenue Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman, Minister of State for Petroleum Dr. Mussadik Malik, SAPM Syed Tariq Fatemi and senior officials attended the meeting.
A MoU for development of renewable energy projects in Pakistan was also signed by both sides. The Prime Minister witnessed the signing ceremony while Secretary Power Division Mr. Rashid Mahmood Langrial and Undersecretary of Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure of UAE Mr. Sharif al Olama signed on behalf of their respective sides.