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Aim of transitioning to renewable energy: President Solih

15 January 2019, MVT 16:49
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih visits United Arab Emirates' Minister of Energy. PHOTO: MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
15 January 2019, MVT 16:49

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, on Monday, stated that Maldives aimed to transition towards renewable energy sources during a meeting with United Arab Emirates (UAE)'s Minister of Energy Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei.

The President’s Office revealed that UAE's Minister of Energy is prepared to aid and assist renewable energy projects initiatives in Maldives. Furthermore, Minister Suhail said that Maldives is a suitable country to implement renewable energy projects.

President Solih's official visit is a response to the invitation extended by the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of Armed Forces of the UAE, Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The president is accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid and Environment Dr Hussain Rasheed Hassan.

Moreover, President Solih presented the Global High Schools Prize (Europe and Central Asia) to a representative of Goethe, Tajikistan, during the 2019 Zayed Sustainability Prize, held in Abu Dhabi, on January 14.

The award ceremony, marking the 11th edition of the annual event was part of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2019.

The ceremony, held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center was attended by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Vice President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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