FM Shoukry discusses investments, green transformation, COP27 with Spain’s King, FM

Ahram Online , Monday 18 Apr 2022

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry was received on Monday by King Felipe VI in Madrid, Spain, where they discussed Egypt’s economic reform programme, green transformation, and preparations for the UN Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP27), a statement by the foreign ministry said.

Egypt s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in his meeting with King Felipe IV of Spain on Monday in Madrid (Photo : Egyptian Foreign Ministry)

According to the statement, the Egyptian FM discussed with the Spanish King what the Egyptian government has achieved through the economic reform programme as well as how the country was looking forward to Spanish companies participating in development projects and green transformation efforts in Egypt.

They also discussed several regional and international issues of mutual concern between the two countries.

For his part, King Felipe welcomed the progress achieved in Egyptian-Spanish relations, asserting that Egypt was a vital partner in the region.

Shoukry also met with his Spanish counterpart José Manuel Albares to discuss ways to enhance cooperation between both countries with a special focus on investment, development, and transitioning to a green economy, the statement said.

Following the meeting, Shoukry and Albares signed an MoU on diplomatic studies and exchanging experiences between the Diplomatic Studies Institute at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Diplomatic School in Spain in order to boost cooperation in training and expertise exchange programmes.

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