Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud makes first visit to Washington since Donald Trump took office. His son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was in the US for an economic summit in early November, followed by the signing of over $60bn in deals
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has said his country aims to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2060.
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“We are working towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2060, this in any case, will bring in enough environment as well as economic benefits,” he said at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
Saudi Arabia is the world’s top oil exporter and by far the biggest crude producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec), with about 11% of global production.
The crown prince has said he wants his country to transition to cleaner energies in the next 30 years to reduce its emissions of CO2, blamed for global warming.
King Salman is in Washington for a state visit with Donald Trump, whose government has opened up a frayed US-Saudi relationship by questioning the value of longstanding economic and security alliances.
The king, who made his first visit to Washington since Trump took office, signed an agreement with the American president on Friday to cut oil trade and development subsidies and allow greater US access to Saudi energy resources.