SHARM EL-SHEIKH - Saudi energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said on Saturday the kingdom would host the Middle East and North Africa climate week in 2023.

"We have been talking with UNFCCC secretariat and we will be hosting in 2023 the MENA climate week," the prince said at a panel at the Saudi Green Initiative event taking place on the sidelines of the COP27 climate conference in Egypt.

The minister also said Saudi Arabia was working on establishing a regional centre to advance emission reductions.

(Reporting by Sarah El Safty and Aidan Lewis, writing by Maha El Dahan; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel)