First Minister’s meetings with foreign leaders at COP28: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

In relation to the First Minister’s meetings with foreign leaders at COP28:

  • Did the First Minister receive any briefings before these meetings took place?
  • Who arranged these meetings?
  • Was any record kept of the topics discussed and if so will it be published?


The answer to your question is:

  • The First Minister received briefings ahead of all scheduled meetings at COP28.
  • The First Minister's meetings at COP28 were arranged by Scottish Government officials in coordination with foreign government counterparts.
  • A record was kept of the First Minister’s meetings – including topics discussed - and will be published here in due course: Ministerial engagements, travel and gifts: August 2023 - (

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