Egypt FM discusses COP27 preparations with UN climate official in Berlin

Ahram Online , Monday 18 Jul 2022

Egypt’s Foreign Minister and President Designate of the 27th session of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) Sameh Shoukry discussed preparations for the conference in Berlin on Sunday with the UN Climate Change Acting Executive Secretary and UN Undersecretary General Ibrahim Thiaw.

Sameh Shoukry
Egypt s Foreign Minister and President Designate of the 27th session of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) Sameh Shoukry and UN Climate Change Acting Executive Secretary and UN Undersecretary General Ibrahim Thiaw in Berlin on Sunday. Photo by Egyptian Foreign Ministry

 

According to the Egyptian foreign ministry, Shoukry reviewed the work to ensure the high level participation in the conference, whether on the state level or by regional and international organisations and NGOs, yields the required results in the field of climate change.

The meeting between Shoukry and Thiaw was held prior to their participating in the Petersburg Climate Dialogue on Monday, which Egypt co-chairs this year with Germany.

Germany has been holding the Petersburg Climate Dialogue in Bonn since 2009 ahead of each year’s session of the UN Climate Change Conference.

This year, Egypt is set to host the 27th session of the conference in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh in November.

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi arrived in Berlin Sunday after an invitation by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in order co-chair the dialogue, according to the Egyptian presidency.

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