Casablanca - State leaders and representatives from all over the world are participating in the High Level segment of the COP22 Segment taking place in Marrakech today.
Casablanca – State leaders and representatives from all over the world are participating in the High Level segment of the COP22 Segment taking place in Marrakech today.
Moroccan King Mohammed VI, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention in Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, hosted state leaders and government officials from all over the world during the High Level COP22 Segment.
King Mohammed VI, Ban Ki-moon, and Patricia Espinosa delivered speeches before the High Level officials attending the summit.
The Emirs of Qatar and Kuwait, the Tunisian Prime Minister are among the Arab dignitaries participating in the High Level Segment.
Marrakech is also hosting a number of important African leaders, including the Presidents of Senegal, the Ivory Coast, Gabon, Congo, Comoros, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Djibouti, Nigeria, Sudan, Mali, Chad, Togo, Liberia, Botswana, Zambia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Sierra Leone and Benin, as well as the King of Lesotho and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia.
The President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, and the Prime Ministers of Jamaica, the Bahamas, Saint Vincent and Saint Lucia are also attending the summit.
Representing the Pacific states are the Presidents of Kiribati, Nauru, Tuvalu and the Federation of the States of Micronesia, Fiji, Samoa and the Marshall Islands.
Additionally, senior officials from Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Canada, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, Russia, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Algeria, Yemen, Lebanon, Turkey, Gambia, Tanzania, Eritrea, Nepal, Bangladesh, Paraguay, Brazil, Haiti, Peru, Indonesia, Malaysia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia will also represent their countries at the summit.