Egypt's FM discusses climate change, bilateral ties with Pakistani officials at end of Asian tour

Ahram Online , Monday 21 Mar 2022

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with a number of Pakistani officials on Monday during an official visit to Pakistan, where they discussed enhancing bilateral ties and climate change.

Sameh Shoukry
Egypt s FM Sameh Shoukry in his meeting with Pakistani PM Imran Khan in Islamabad on Monday (Photo : Egyptian Foreign Ministry)

Shoukry met with officials including Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad, where Shoukry expressed hopes that this visit will be an opportunity to push forward bilateral relations between Egypt and Pakistan.

Egypt’s top diplomat is set to participate in the 48th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which will be held in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Pakistan is the fourth and last stop for Shoukry in his Asian tour that started on Sunday 13 March, where he visited MalaysiaSingapore, and Indonesia.

Shoukry also met on Monday with Pakistani Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul, where they discussed a number of issues related to climate change, including adaptation and funding for developing countries.

Shoukry, who is currently the president-designate of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27), discussed efforts to reduce emissions and boost coordination between Egypt and Pakistan in the upcoming period in the field of climate change, especially given that Pakistan is the current chair of Group 77 at the United Nations.

Group 77 is considered the biggest intergovernmental organisation of developing countries at the UN.

During his Asian tour, Shoukry also discussed climate change challenges with officials in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

On Sunday, the Egyptian FM met with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmoud Qureshi, where they discussed developing bilateral ties and international and regional issues of mutual concern.

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