Egypt’s FM Shoukry heads to Copenhagen for ministerial meeting on climate pledges

Ahram Online , Wednesday 11 May 2022

Egyptian foreign minister and president-designate of the 27th session of the Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP27) Sameh Shoukry headed on Wednesday to Copenhagen to participate in the ministerial meeting on the implementation of climate pledges, which will be held on 12-13 May, the Egyptian foreign ministry announced

Sameh Shoukry
Egypt s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry

The meeting is co-chaired by Egypt, as the country hosting the upcoming COP27, and the United Kingdom, as the current president, with the participation of various ministers and officials of member states of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Executive Secretary of the Convention, and representatives of civil society.

The Egyptian foreign ministry said the meeting is being held in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the UNFCCC, and represents an opportunity to discuss the necessary executive steps to push forward implementing pledges to combat climate change.

The Danish prime minister will receive Minister Shoukry to discuss advancing bilateral relations between the two countries.

The Egyptian FM will also meet with his Danish counterpart to discuss all areas of bilateral cooperation between the two countries and ways to promote them.

Minister of the Environment Yasmin Fouad is part of the delegation accompanying Shoukry.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Environment said that 50 ministers concerned with environmental affairs will attend the event.

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