Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (Photo: AP)
He said that Egypt hopes COP27 climate conference, which kicked off earlier today in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, shall come up with tangible results that will take the world from the stage of pledges to the stage of action. He also reiterated hopes that COP27 builds on the outcomes of both the Glasgow summit and the Paris Agreement.
"With pride, honor and responsibility, I look forward to opening the activities of the 27th session of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh," Sisi said on his official page on Facebook.
He stated that the current session of the climate summit comes at a very sensitive time as the world faces unprecedented dangers and challenges that threaten our planet and our ability to live on it.
These dangers and challenges require quick action by all countries to develop a road map to protect the world from the effects of climate change, he added.
On Monday, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi will inaugurate COP27. The conference on climate change comes at a time of growing concern over the state of the global environment and at a time when political and security challenges are consuming international attention and budgets at the expense of measures to manage climate change.