President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (front right) with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkey, at the G20 Summit in New Delhi on Saturday Image Credit: UAE Presidential Court

New Delhi: President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan today met several world leaders participating in the 18th Group of 20 (G20) Heads of State and Government Summit, hosted by India under the slogan ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’.

The President met individually with Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic; Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia; Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkey; Alberto Fernández, President of the Argentine Republic; Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore; Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh; and Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius.

During the meetings, Sheikh Mohamed discussed with the leaders cooperation between the UAE and their respective countries and ways to develop mutually beneficial ties in various fields while meeting shared aspirations for development and prosperity. Sheikh Mohamed and the leaders also exchanged views on various topics of joint interest.

The discussions addressed issues raised at the G20 Summit, with Sheikh Mohamed emphasising the significance of fostering cooperation to identify effective solutions to pressing global challenges, particularly concerning climate action, sustainability, and energy transition, among others. Additionally, the UAE President’s discussions with the leaders highlighted the UAE’s upcoming hosting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) in November.

In this regard, Sheikh Mohamed underscored the UAE’s commitment to supporting initiatives that drive sustainable progress, prosperity, and well-being for all peoples in efforts to secure a brighter future for generations to come.

The meetings were also attended by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Advisor for Special Affairs at the Presidential Court; Ali bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for National Security; Reem bint Ebrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation; Dr Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology; and Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority and Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council.