BAKU, Azerbaijan, December 9. Azerbaijan was designated by the Eastern European regional group to host the 29th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change - COP29 in 2024, Trend reports.
The official announcement of this decision is scheduled for December 12.
COP28 took place in Dubai this year and set a record as the largest event in UN history, with nearly 100,000 delegates. More than 120 heads of state and government participated in the summit organized as part of the conference, marking President Ilham Aliyev's first involvement in this event.
Typically, the COP is hosted in rotation by the five UN regional groups, and each group must reach a consensus to nominate a country from among its members to host the conference.
As it is the Eastern European regional group's turn to host COP29 in 2024, Azerbaijan, being part of this group, proposed Baku as the venue. Alongside Azerbaijan, Armenia and Bulgaria also presented their candidacies. However, on December 7, 2023, following direct negotiations between the Administration of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Office of the Prime Minister of Armenia, Armenia withdrew its candidacy in favor of Azerbaijan. Bulgaria also withdrew its candidacy.