Egypt discusses energy, justice and counter terrorism efforts with EU, Belgian officials

Ahram Online , Saturday 26 Mar 2022

Egypt’s Ambassador to the European Union Badr Abdel-Atti discussed several issues related to climate change and green transformation, justice and counter terrorism efforts with EU and Belgian officials in Brussels, the Egyptian foreign ministry said on Saturday.

Badr Abdel-Atti
Egypt s Ambassador to the European Union Badr Abdel-Atti during his meeting with EU and Belgian officials on Saturday 26 March, 2022. Photo courtesy of Egyptian Foreign Ministry Facebook page.

According to the Egyptian foreign ministry, Ambassador Abdel-Atti discussed the preparations for the coming visit of EU Green Deal Chief Frans Timmermans to Cairo with the head of her cabinet, Diederik Samsom.

Timmermans’s visit comes as Cairo is preparing for the upcoming UN Climate Change summit (COP27) in November in Sharm El-Sheikh. The EU green deal chief will discuss boosting the cooperation between Egypt and EU in the field of energy and green transformation according to the foreign ministry.

Aside from the preparations for Timmerman’s visit, Abdel-Atti discussed with Samsom cooperation in the field of traditional and renewable energies, including Egypt’s capabilities in the energy field, as well as the recent mega national projects related to green transformation including the production of Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) and hydrogen.

The two officials also discussed boosting cooperation with the EU to support Egypt in its presidency of the upcoming climate change summit.

Badr Abdel-Atti also met with Luc De Lobel, an expert for the EU’s commissioner of justice, to discuss ways to boost judicial cooperation between the EU and Egypt. They also discussed how Egypt could take advantage of the cooperation frameworks developed by the EU, especially in training.

Abdel-Atti and De Lobel also discussed cooperation in the field of counter-terrorism, and reviewed Egypt’s efforts in this field.

Ambassador Abdel-Atti met with Deputy Chief Executive Officer of (hub.Brussels) Annelore Isaac where they discussed ways to boost commercial relations with Egypt and Belgium.

In the meeting attended by the commercial attaché at the Egyptian embassy in Brussels, the Egyptian ambassador discussed Egypt’s current megaprojects in the fields of construction, highways, clean and renewable energy.

He also discussed the current efforts in Egypt to host the COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh in November.

From her side, Isaac praised the promising investment opportunities in the upcoming COP27 conference as well as in the Egyptian market.

She also revealed that (hub. Brussels) was preparing with its counterparts in Belgium to prepare a visit in October for Belgian companies working in or interested in working in Egypt in the fields of infrastructure, renewable energy, digital transformation and smart transportation.

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