DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir met on Tuesday US Climate Secretary John Kerry.
Kerry was on his first visit to the Kingdom after assuming the position of US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate.
It was a pleasure to have met with Secretary John Kerry @ClimateEnvoy, on his first visit to the Kingdom after assuming the position of U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate. pic.twitter.com/8HGmQmWpcq
— Adel Aljubeir عادل الجبير (@AdelAljubeir) June 15, 2021
Since President Joe Biden was sworn in on Jan. 20, he has made several moves to emphasize the importance of mitigating global warming and reinstating America's role as a leader in that battle. This included appointing former Secretary of State Kerry to be the country's first Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, making him the administration's global face on the issue.
Biden also recommitted the US to the 2015 Paris Agreement, an international treaty on climate change through which 196 countries agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.