Al-Naimi takes part in Doha conference on climate change

December 4, 2012

On behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi led the Saudi delegation to the opening ceremony of the 18th Meeting of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Agreement for Climate Change, which was opened in Doha today. The four-day conference was inaugurated by Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani.

The Saudi delegation is scheduled to take part in the ongoing talks on the Framework Agreement and present papers detailing Saudi Arabia’s accomplishments in combating the Greenhouse Effect. Earlier today, Al-Naimi held a number of separate meetings on the sidelines of the conference, including one with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and another with U.S. Special Envoy on Climate Change Todd Stern.

The Saudi delegation includes Director General of the U.N. Commission at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Adnan Baghdadi; Advisor at the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources’ Office Khalid Abullif; Advisor to the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Dr. Ibrahim Al-Mahanna; and Director General of the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources’ Special Office Ali Al-Tuwairqi.