Dubai – Mubasher: Mariam bint Mohammed Al Muhairi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, participated in a series of meetings, bilateral meetings and discussion sessions that were organized in cooperation between the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and the UAE Embassy in Washington..
The meetings come with the aim of highlighting the importance of strengthening UAE-US relations and expanding ways of cooperation in investment, food security, agricultural innovation, solutions to address climate change, and other vital cooperation files between the two countries, such as sustainable financing; According to the Emirates News Agency, WAM, today, Friday.
This came during her recent visit to the US capital to attend the “Agricultural Innovation for Climate” summit, which lasted for three days. Agricultural Innovation for Climate Initiative.
Maryam Al Muhairi participated in a discussion session with a group of representatives of the US-UAE Business Council, representatives of vital American sectors operating in the fields of aviation, insurance, banking, entertainment sector companies, and various companies operating in the US agricultural and food sector, in addition to another session held in cooperation with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “CSIS”in addition to a set of related bilateral meetings.
In this regard, Maryam Al Muhairi said, “The UAE-US relations are enjoying continuous development in various fields, especially food security, cooperation in combating climate change, investment, sustainable financing and other important areas, which represents an opportunity for us to expand this cooperation by strengthening our support for the” Innovation Summit. Agricultural for Climate” joint venture, which has achieved great successes within two years since its inception, to encourage countries to pledge to invest in agricultural innovations to enhance food security on the one hand, and reduce emissions resulting from all operations related to the agricultural sector on the other hand.“.--
She added, “This approach calls for us to expand the scope of our cooperation with the American side by meeting many officials and agencies, discussing ways of cooperation with them, exchanging our experiences and visions, and benefiting from the latest relevant visions.”“.
During the session, Al Muhairi encouraged increasing American investments in the UAE and highlighted the opportunities that the country offers to business in the field of technology and agricultural innovations in particular. As a result of the challenges faced by the state of water scarcity and lack of agricultural land.
She explained that the field of modern agricultural technology is one of the most vital directions to attract foreign investments to the UAE to enhance its food security and apply agricultural and food technologies that reduce the carbon footprint of the sector to contribute to the UAE’s fulfillment of its climate obligations..
The discussions included a private meeting with John Kerry, another meeting with Ari Fowler, the US Special Envoy for Food Security, in addition to a bilateral meeting with Ambassador Catherine Tye, US Trade Representative, and a meeting with US Senator Michael Bennett. Her Excellency concluded with a private meeting with Senator Jay Costa..