British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak Monday made a dramatic exit from an ongoing session of COP27 قمة Summit by his assistants. People are left confused about what happened. Leo Hickman, UK site manager for Carbon Brief, shared a video of the incident. “UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has just been rushed out of the room by his aides during the middle of the launch of the Forest Partnership at COP27,” he wrote on Twitter.
According to Heckman, an aide climbed onto the stage and whispered in Sunak’s ear “for more than a minute,” which sounded like a discussion about whether he should leave for now. At first, the UK Prime Minister did not leave the stage but when another assistant approached him to persuade him again, he got off the chair and left the room.
Harry Cole, political editor at The Sun, later shared the video on his Twitter account and said Downing Street sources told him it was “not a big deal”, just a late decision. Downing Street sources insist this was no big deal, but rather a belated decision to meet with the Germans and the South Africans. Despite the images…” Cole said there was no official statement from Downing Street regarding the videotape.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference, commonly referred to as the Conference of the Parties – or COP27 – opened in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Sunday.
In his first international appearance since becoming prime minister, Sunak said the war was a reason to move faster on decisions that address climate change. “We can bequeath to our children a greener planet and a more prosperous future,” he said. “There really is room for hope.”
Sunak called on countries to fulfill the promises they made in the Glasgow Charter to influence and direct public and private funding towards protecting the planet. The UK Prime Minister is also scheduled to hold several meetings with fellow world leaders to discuss new partnerships on energy security, green technology and other policies related to the environment.
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