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Philippines’ Minister of Interior and Saif bin Zayed of UAE discuss bilateral cooperation at COP28

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Minister of the Interior and Local Government of the Philippines Secretary Benjamin Abalos, engaged in a bilateral meeting with H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of the United Arab Emirates, on the sidelines of COP28.

The discussions, as reported by WAM (Emirates News Agency), focused on enhancing cooperation between the two nations in the realms of police and security. Both leaders emphasized the shared interests that underpin the existing collaboration, aiming to fortify the bonds between their respective law enforcement agencies.

As the two ministers deliberated on strategies to bolster cooperation, attention was also given to the broader context of COP28. Sheikh Saif and Minister Abalos underscored the importance of the conference in addressing pressing global challenges arising from climate change and preserving the environment.

The meeting between Sheikh Saif bin Zayed and Minister Abalos, highlights the commitment of the UAE and the Philippines to collaborative efforts in ensuring regional and global security, as well as contributing to the collective response to climate change at COP28.

The Philippines seeks to showcase the collective efforts of both private and public sectors in the country in solving climate problems during COP28, themed “Together Today for Tomorrow.”

Read: COP28 IN UAE: Philippines calls for private sector’s involvement in solving climate problems through innovative funding

The event aims to connect stakeholders in climate solutions, covering data governance, nature, land use, oceans, disaster resilience, energy transition, transforming food systems, and climate financing.

COP28 is part of the broader 2023 UN Climate Change Conferences—a pivotal gathering addressing climate change risks, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and addressing global warming.

Justin Aguilar

Justin is an assistant editor at The Filipino Times. She was a TV News Reporter for ABS-CBN News where she covered news stories and reports for TV and radio programs such as ANC, TV Patrol World, Umagang Kay Ganda, Bandila, and DZMM Teleradyo. She enjoys capturing people’s hearts by highlighting the excellence of Filipinos in her stories and bringing the latest updates to both OFWs and global readers of The Filipino Times. Want to share your story? Reach Justin on Facebook: or send your story at: [email protected]

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