The work of the Green Middle East Initiative summit kicked off this afternoon in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, with the participation of the Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Aïmene Benabderrahmane, representing the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune.
Officials and leaders of countries in the region, heads of government of several countries, as well as officials of the United Nations and African Union bodies, and experts from international and regional bodies active in the field of environmental protection, climate change, green economy and alternative energies will participate in this summit.
In a speech he delivered during his supervision of the opening of the works, the Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, affirmed that “to confront the phenomenon of climate change requires us to work together, develop technologies, preserve the natural resources owned by the region, as well as strengthen cooperation in order to do that”.
He added, “We are living in a green era, and we will reap its fruits together,” and “in the interest of coordination,” the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister of the Saudi Council of Ministers, announced “the establishment of the Green Foundation Initiative, which is a non-profit organization that supports the work of the summit in the future.”
In turn, the Crown Prince of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, said that this summit comes in “exceptional circumstances” known to the world, including floods, forest fires and epidemics, noting that this summit, “initiated by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, seeks to make international efforts to combat the climate change Kuwait and in many countries of the world suffer from.”
It should be noted that the summit of the Green Middle East Initiative, whose work continues with the interventions of the heads of government of several countries, aims to enhance cooperation and unify efforts to confront the challenges of climate change in the region.