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Oman, UAE hold discussions on environmental issues

1 Mar 2023

Muscat – Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) held an official session of talks on environmental issues, in Muscat on Wednesday.

The sultanate was represented by the Environment Authority, while the UAE was represented by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. The session dealt with means of enhancing the cooperation in various environmental fields and exchanging views on environmental issues, as well as unifying environmental stances before the COP28 conference.

The Omani side was led by Dr Abdullah Ali al Amri, Chairman of the Environment Authority, whilst the Emirati side was led by Maryam Mohammad al Mheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment.

During the session, the two sides discussed plans to combat plastic pollution and refrigerant gases. The two sides also viewed the experience of wind energy and electric energy, in addition to devising the necessary mechanism for activating research between the two countries in the field of fish farming and marine fisheries, as well as exchanging expertise and best practices, among other topics of concern.

The session was attended by a number of officials from both sides.

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