HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa Represents HM the King at Opening Ceremony of COP 23 High Level Segment
Bonn – HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa represented, on Wednesday afternoon in Bonn, HM King Mohammed VI at the opening ceremony of the high-level segment of the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 23).
The opening ceremony was preceded by an informal meeting of heads of state and government chaired by UNSG Antonio Guterres, and attended by Her Royal Highness.
HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa posed afterwards for the COP23 official picture.
The opening ceremony of the COP23 high-level segment was marked by speeches by the UNSG, president of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Fiji’s Prime Minister and COP23 president Frank Bainimarama and UNGA president Miroslav Lajcak.
The high-level segment will resume in the afternoon with statements by several heads of state.
The COP23, held on Nov. 6-17 under the presidency of the Fiji Islands, is meant to devise rules and regulations that would help carry out the Paris Agreement aimed at curbing global temperature rise below 2° Celsius.
As part of the continuity of the Marrakech event, Fiji’s COP23 presidency makes it a top priority to preserve the multilateral consensus laid down in the Paris Agreement to substantially reduce greenhouse emissions, with the ambition of keeping the current momentum for the implementation of the said Agreement via a series of climate actions.
At her arrival at the “Bula Zone”, Her Royal Highness was greeted by Aziz Akhannouch, agriculture minister, Aziz Rabbah, Energy minister and Nezha El Ouafi, state secretary for sustainable development.