(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) HE Chairman of Qatar's Administrative Control and Transparency Authority Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah, who is also President of the Climate Change Conference (COP18), shared earlier Tuesday in the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF) change now in session in the Italian capital of Rome.
HE the Qatari senior official said he held successful and fruitful contacts as related to the global climate change of the Parties to the UN Convention which will be open in Doha next November this year.
In his address before the MEF, HE Al Attiyah said,'' I have already had a number of exchanges related to COP18, and attended some informal meetings on climate change.... I would like to underscore that the formal multilateral process under the UNFCCC remains to be the main negotiation place; however such gatherings are important for exploring different views from parties.
The two-day MEF can facilitate dialogue among major developed and developing economies, in order to help generate the political leadership that is necessary to achieve a successful outcome at the COP meetings, HE the Qatari senior official told the forum.
Speaking of COP meetings, I must underscore the leadership that the South African presidency demonstrated last year. And I look forward for their cooperation with me this year, said HE President of the Climate Change Conference (COP18).
Elaborating HE Al Attiyah said, ''We must keep in mind that the interests of all groups and parties are important. And only through a spirit of cooperation, we are able to take positive steps forward, to address the challenge of climate change, and serve the interest of the planet''.
''As always and after each COP, there are new issues to address, and there are issues that remain unresolved or that require further work and clarity''.
''I see you have a comprehensive agenda that looks at the different Ad-Hoc working groups. I encourage frank and open discussions. I, and my team, would like to listen to the different views, in order to be able to lead the way, and facilitate negotiations in a constructive and collaborative manner, toward a successful outcome at COP-18 in Doha''.
In order to frame the different issues in an agreement that is acceptable to all, will depend on high level of cooperation between developing and developed countries. It is essential that the negotiations show the world our common commitment to combat climate change.
The session was attended by the delegation accompanying HE the Chairman of Qatar's Administrative Control and Transparency Authority who arrived in Rome earlier Monday evening for the purpose.