KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is going to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, today to participate in the 28th Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-28). Prime Minister Dahal will be in Dubai for 7 days. He is scheduled to return home on December 3. The team including the Prime Minister will leave for Dubai at 9PM tonight.
He will be accompanied by his daughter Ganga Dahal, Minister for Water Resources and Irrigation Shakti Bahadur Basnet and Minister for Forest and Environment Dr Birendra Mahato, along with other high-ranking government officials.
Prime Minister Dahal has been saying that on behalf of the COP 28 less developed countries, he will make strong demands on the developed countries to help manage the problems caused by climate change. At a program held in the capital a few days ago, the prime minister had said that the less developed countries are not making requests, but are asserting their rights in the global effort to combat climate change.
PM Dahal is also scheduled to address the conference on December 2. On the same day, he will organize a program titled “Call of the Mountain: Who saves us from the climate crisis?”
During the conference, Prime Minister Dahal is also expected to hold bilateral discussions.
As part of his visit to the UAE, he will visit the Nepali Embassy and address the Nepal-UAE Business Conference alongside the Nepali community.