Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Government Relations (DGR) in Sharjah, and HE Jens Martin Alsbirk, Consul General and Head of Mission at Consulate General of Denmark, Dubai,  have explored potential areas where cooperation can be strengthened between Sharjah and Danish cities in vital sectors like science, culture and environmental sustainability.

This came during a meeting that included Sheikh Majid Al Qasimi, Director of DGR, and Jonas Nielsen, Senior Commercial Advisor at the Royal Danish Consulate General in Dubai. The two sides discussed Sharjah’s impressive advances in the environment and resource management sector, its up-to-date infrastructure and public facilities, innovative projects undertaken to drive sustainable development in the emirate including its thrust on alternative energy sources and awareness campaigns to protect Sharjah’s biodiversity.

The DGR Chairman highlighted the emirate’s environmental initiatives, including the waste-to-energy project launched by Sharjah-based Bee’ah, the Middle East’s sustainability pioneer. This first-of-its-kind project in the country stems from the emirate’s awareness that renewable energy sources are vital to preserve natural resources and reduce pollution levels.

Sheikh Fahim affirmed that Sharjah is keen on international partnerships to meet its future environmental and renewable energy goals.

“The concept of sustainability is continually expanding and becoming more and more achievable with advances in science and technology. Sharjah has embraced a comprehensive sustainability policy that will ensure conservation of energy, safeguard resources and the environment, and accelerate community development by facilitating a better quality of life for its residents,” Sheikh Fahim further noted.

For his part, HE Jens Martin Alsbirk stressed on the longstanding bilateral relationship between Sharjah and Danish cities in several sectors, adding that there was huge potential to explore new areas of collaboration and strengthen the existing ties. He also commended Sharjah’s leading efforts to protect the environment, saying it was attested by its various world-class projects.

Source: National Network Communications – NNC

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