Egypt’s FM heads to Sweden to attend sixth Ministerial on Climate Action

Ahram Online , Monday 30 May 2022

Egypt’s Foreign Minister and President-designate of the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) Sameh Shoukry headed on Monday to Sweden’s Stockholm to take part in the sixth Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA6).

Sameh Shoukry
Sameh Shoukry


The event, co-hosted by Canada, the EU and China, will kick off on 31 May with ministers and high-level representatives from numerous countries attending.

During his visit, Shoukry will shed light on Egypt's viewpoints on climate action as well as the priorities that will be focused on in the near future, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

This is part of efforts to implement the goals of the Paris agreement on climate change and to prepare for COP27, which will be hosted by Egypt in November, the ministry said.

Executive Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans, Canada’s Minister for Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault, and China’s Minister for Ecology and Environment Huang Runqiu will attend the event.

During his visit, Shoukry will also meet with his Swedish counterpart Ann Linde to discuss a host of issues, including boosting bilateral ties between Egypt and Sweden, the ministry said.

The two ministers will also discuss boosting cooperation between the two countries in various spheres, including development, investment, trade, tourism and green transition, the ministry added.

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