Egypt plays key role in climate change negotiations: Environment minister

MENA , Tuesday 9 Apr 2019

Minister of environment
A file photo of Egypt's Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad during UN Biodiversity Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, 13 November 2018 (Photo courtesy Ministry of Environment official Facebook Page)

Egypt's Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad said that the country is playing a crucial role in negotiations related climate change during its chairmanship of the Group of 77 (G-77) plus China and out of its commitments towards African states during its presidency of the African Union. 

Fouad made the statements at the inauguration of Germany's Energiewende; a travelling exhibition on Germany’s energy transition at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

In a statement on Tuesday, the minister said that Egypt is abiding by its international commitments in the field of climate change within the framework of agreements on climate action and the Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS): Egypt Vision 2030.

She also lauded cooperation with Germany in the field of environmental protection.

She further underlined that the Cairo Climate Talks aim at creating a societal dialogue to raise awareness about climate change and its impact.

Cairo Climate Talks is a series of monthly events meant to provide a platform to exchange experience, raise awareness and foster cooperation between policymakers, the business community, the scientific community and civil society. 

The exhibition was opened by the minister of environment and Sönke Siemon, the deputy head of mission at the German embassy in Cairo.

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