- The reports claimed that his resignation will be effective from November 30, 2023.
- But a COP28 spokesperson said that the reports on resignation are misleading.
Reports claiming that COP28 President Designate Dr Sultan Al Jaber has agreed to step down from his position as ADNOC- UAE's oil company CEO are MISLEADING.
The reports claimed that his resignation will be effective from 30th November 2023.
But a COP28 spokesperson in a rejoinder said that the reports on resignation are false.
He said documents cited by some media "are inaccurate and were not used by COP28 in meetings".
"We are aware of a number of press releases purporting to be issued by COP28 and other entities, relating to COP President’s Leadership roles, which have been posted on some digital accounts and issued to members of the media,"
"This press release was not issued by the COP28 team, has no basis in truth and must be entirely disregarded as fake news. As the COP President said in today's press conference "It's an attempt to undermine the work of the COP28 Presidency"."
The reports came at a time when the global climate change COP28 meeting is set to start at the Expo City Dubai.
Jaber spokesperson, however, asked readers to rely on its official handles for credible news.
"It is extremely disappointing to see the media use unverified documents in their reporting."
"Official COP28 news will only be published via our verified social media and our press office."
Cop 28 will begin on Thursday, November 30 and end on December 12, 2023.
The Conference is expected to convene over 70,000 participants, including heads of state, government officials, international industry leaders, private sector representatives, academics, experts, youth, and non-state actors.