Lubna discusses partnership opportunities with Global Environment Facility

ABU DHABI, 8th October, 2015 (WAM) — Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD), Head of the UAE Committee for the Coordination of Humanitarian Foreign Aid, has said that the renewable energy sector is a development priority in the UAE’s foreign aid policy.
Sheikha Lubna pointed out that the UAE seeks to support renewable energy projects in a number of developing countries in order to increase their ability to access energy, thus supporting the efforts of these countries and communities towards achieving sustainable development.
This came during a meeting between Sheikh Lubna Al Qasimi and Naoko Ishii, Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and her accompanying delegation at the Ministry of International Cooperation and Development in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed prospects of joint work between the UAE, represented by the Ministry of International Cooperation and Development, and GEF, and highlighted mutual interests in launching world-class development projects that contribute to the service of humanity and achieving the sustainable development goals.
Sheikha Lubna noted that the UAE is keen on its partnership with GEF, a major actor that will contribute to the support of foreign aid given its active role in various development sectors, especially in the field of renewable energy.
Ishii praised the contributions of the UAE’s wise leadership and its active role to international development, which is consistent with the successes achieved by the country in terms of internal development and elevating the UAE’s status on the regional and international level.
Naoko Ishii’s is currently visiting the UAE to participate in the “Eye on Earth 2015” summit being held in Abu Dhabi between 6-8 October with the participation of international stakeholders involved in sustainability issues.
Hazza Mohammed Falah Al Qahtani, Undersecretary of Ministry of International Cooperation and Development, attended the meeting from.
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