President Tinubu meets King Charles at COP28 summit in Dubai, discusses partnership

President Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, held a bilateral meeting with King Charles of England ahead of the COP28 Climate Action Summit holding in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Both leaders discussed issues of mutual interest at the meeting, which held in Dubai, according to Presidential media handlers.

President Tinubu will deliver the Nigerian government’s position on climate action on Friday as the rest of Africa and developing nations demand better deal in the quest to transition clean energy future.

President Tinubu had departed Abuja for Abu Dhabi, UAE on Wednesday afternoon shortly after presenting his first-ever annual national budgetary proposal to a joint sitting of the National Assembly.

Recall that, President Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, had highlighted in a statement that Tinubu’s participation in the World Leaders’ Summit on December 1 and 2, 2023, will involve delivering a national statement outlining Nigeria’s stance on critical thematic issues like renewable energy and climate financing..

He will also participate in a number of sideline events, including discussions on attracting foreign direct investment for climate action and on implementing Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan.

The Nigerian delegation to COP28 is also expected to explore opportunities to establish new and deeper bilateral partnerships to facilitate the implementation of Nigeria’s climate change initiatives.

Ngelale said these collaborations were intended to facilitate the implementation of Nigeria’s Energy Transition, Article 6 Projects, Internationally Transferred Mitigation Outcomes, Technology Transfer, Capacity Building, and Methane Mitigation initiatives.

The President is being accompanied to the COP28 summit by some of his top aides, ministers, governors, and lawmakers, among others.


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