Belize accepts chairmanship of AOSIS

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The following statement by Belize was delivered at a Ministerial Meeting of AOSIS during a short ceremony on the occasion of the 24th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to mark Belize’s acceptance of the chairmanship of AOSIS from the Maldives in January 2019. Belize will hold the chairmanship for two years to be followed by Antigua and Barbuda in 2021.

H.E. Amb. Lois Young, Permanent Rep. of Belize to the UN; H.E. Hussain Rasheed Hassan, Min. of Environment, Maldives; Mr. Amjad Abdulla Dir.-Gen/ Chief Negotiator for AOSIS Climate Change Dept., Min. Environment & Energy

“Good evening distinguishing delegates, colleagues. I am delivering this statement on behalf of the Vice Minister of Belize who had to leave early because of another pressing engagement.

On this occasion I wish to extend sincere thanks to the Maldives for steering our group over the course of their Chairmanship, for their leadership and support. I extend congratulations from my Ministry and from the Government of Belize.

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