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Helping small island states is our moral duty

“We understand that climate change is a problem for some countries, but for some countries it is a matter of their existence. We understand clearly. Helping small island states is something that we consider our moral duty,” said President Ilham Aliyev when he met Tofiga Falani, Governor-General of Tuvalu, Siaosi ‘Ofakivahafolau Sovaleni Hu’akavameiliku, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga received. Frederick Audley Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

“We can promise you that the issue of small island states and their support and protection will be at the center of the discussions. We as chairman of COP29 will draw attention to this. We propose and are also leading consultations with other small island states to convene a high-level meeting of representatives at COP29. And we are already discussing with some partners what a practical and financial contribution could be to support small island states,” said the head of state.

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