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Asia should rally around UAE's Al Jaber as U.N. climate talks chief

Region needs to keep oil companies at the table for COP28

| Middle East
Sultan Al Jaber serves as managing director and group CEO of Abu Dhabi National Oil and the UAE's minister of industry and advanced technology.   © Reuters

Vandana Hari is founder of Vanda Insights, a Singapore-based global energy market intelligence provider.

The recent drive by Western lawmakers to oust Abu Dhabi's Sultan Al Jaber as president of this year's U.N. Climate Change Conference should concern Asian nations which are engaged in a tooth-and-nail fight to protect their energy security and economic growth.

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