Mansour bin Zayed opens ADIPEC 2023
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Mansour bin Zayed opens ADIPEC 2023

Sheikh Mansour expressed his aspirations for the conference to develop the desired positive results to achieve global strategic goals, enhance the energy system

  • By ICN Bureau | October 03, 2023

Under the patronage of President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Court, opened the 39th edition of ADIPEC Exhibition and Conference.

The opening ceremony was attended by Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Chairman of The Oil and Gas Holding Company; Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence; Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure; Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Managing Director and Group CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC); Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs; Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, Minister of State; Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Bahraini Minister of Oil; Tarek El Molla Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, and several government officials and heads of top global energy companies.

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed hailed the huge efforts made by President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed to enhance the UAE's leading strategic position globally in the energy sector, pointing at the country's pioneering role and its endeavours in this vital sector so that the country has become one of the most prominent countries in the world in this sector.

He indicated the UAE's pioneering role at the global level in enhancing efforts to reduce emissions from the current energy system and cooperating to build a system capable of keeping pace with future requirements and challenges was based on the vision of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed.

Sheikh Mansour expressed his aspirations for the conference to develop the desired positive results to achieve global strategic goals, enhance the energy system, and support innovations and modern technologies. This, in addition to constructive cooperation among various sectors and partnerships, can contribute to achieving radical changes in reducing carbon emissions.

This is in line with the UAE’s strategy for climate neutrality 2050 as a national drive that made the UAE the first country in the Middle East and Africa to announce its objectives in achieving climate neutrality, representing a key milestone in the country’s three-decade journey in climate action, and a strategic vision for the next three decades.

Sheikh Mansour emphasised the importance of this year’s conference activities, which are tailored for the strategic objectives of the COP28, to be hosted by the country with broad international participation after about seven weeks. It indicates the UAE’s pioneering role in creating a platform that brings together the energy sector with other relevant sectors. It would contribute to enhancing consensus around a future vision for the energy sector that focuses on finding solutions to reduce emissions while ensuring high growth rates and progress in the most critical global conference focusing on addressing the repercussions of climate change. It builds a sustainable and resilient future, in line with the vision of UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed, that boosts the main pillars of the UAE model of climate action.

While attending the conference events, His Highness Sheikh Mansour met with several global leaders in the energy sector.

He also attended a key ministerial session under the theme of the conference, "Decarbonising. Faster. Together." with the participation of Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure; Alparslan Bayraktar, Türkiye's Minister of Energy and Natural Resources; Sebastian Burduja, Romanian Energy Minister, and Haitham Al Ghais, Secretary-General of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, which shed light on a group of strategic topics related to the world's energy supplies.

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