Kathmandu, Nov 29 : Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ will be leaving here tonight for Dubai of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), leading the Nepali delegation to the 28th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 28). The UN Climate Change Conference is scheduled to take place in Dubai from November 30 to December 12.    

The Prime Minister's entourage is set to fly to Dubai on the flight of Nepal Airlines at 9:30 pm.    

On the sidelines of the event, the Prime Minister is scheduled to attend High-level Segment of the COP 28-World Climate Action Summit being held from December 1 to 2. He will deliver a national statement on December 2, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  

Similarly, he will attend the 52nd Union Day Celebration of the United Arab Emirates and Zayed Sustainability Prize Awards Ceremony hosted by the UAE.    

On December 2, Prime Minister Dahal is hosting a high-level side event entitled “Call of the Mountain: Who Saves us from the Climate Crisis?” to raise voice of Nepal on climate change as well as promote mountain agenda in the COP negotiation process.    

In the margins of the High-Level Segment, the Prime Minister will have bilateral meetings with heads of state, heads of government and other high dignitaries attending the Conference. Likewise, the Prime Minister is also scheduled to visit the Embassy of Nepal in Abu Dhabi, interact with Nepali community and address the Nepal-UAE Business Summit.    

The Prime Minister will be accompanied by his daughter Ganga Dahal, Minister for Forest and Environment Dr Birendra Prasad Mahato and other senior government officials. He will return home on December 3, it is said. (RSS)