UAE Minister of State Meets with Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All

Governance

His Excellency Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, Minister of State, today met with Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All, and Co-Chair of UN-Energy.

During the meeting, which took place at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Abu Dhabi, His Excellency Sheikh Shakhbout reaffirmed the UAE’s commitment to clean and renewable energy and emphasized the need to provide accessible energy in a safe and sustainable manner.

His Excellency remarked that the UAE is home to some of the world’s most advanced sustainability initiatives and has exerted significant effort to meet the challenges of energy and climate change under the framework of Vision 2021.

Moreover, His Excellency noted, the UAE has worked to strengthen international cooperation in the sustainability and renewable energy fields. In this regard, His Excellency highlighted prominent UAE initiatives in renewable energy, noting the recent inauguration of the Mohamed Bin Zayed Solar Energy Complex in Togo. His Excellency indicated that the construction of the power plant helped create local employment opportunities, with 80 percent of plant workers hailing directly from Togo.

His Excellency Sheikh Shakhbout and Ogunbiyi also discussed opportunities and potential projects to expand cooperation in Africa.

 

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation