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Readout of the Secretary-General's meeting with H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Special Envoy for Energy and Climate Change of the United Arab Emirates

New York, 3 February 2014

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Minister of State and Special Envoy for Energy and Climate Change of the United Arab Emirates, Dr. Sultan Al Jaber.

The Secretary-General commended the United Arab Emirates for its partnership and generous offer to hold the Abu Dhabi Ascent on 4-5 May in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in the lead-up to the Climate Summit on 23 September.  The Secretary-General and the Minister discussed means to strengthen this partnership and ensure that the Ascent is central to the success of the Summit. They also agreed on the importance of announcements at the Summit of greater ambition by world leaders and action from government, business, finance and civil society.