Egypt’s FM heads to Gabon to participate in Africa Climate Week 2022

Ahram Online , Sunday 28 Aug 2022

Sameh Shoukry, Egypt’s foreign minister and president-designate of the 27th UN Conference on Climate Change (COP27), headed on Sunday to the Gabonese capital Libreville to participate in Africa Climate Week 2022 (ACW), a statement by the foreign ministry said.

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This year’s ACW, which will be held from 29 August till 2 September, is a crucial step on the road to COP27 that Egypt will host in November in Sharm El-Sheikh, according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) website.

The ACW will engage and empower stakeholders to drive climate action across countries, communities and economies. The UNFCCC says the ACW is a collaboration platform to explore resilience against climate risks, the transition to a low-emission economy and partnerships to solve pressing challenges.

The event, which will be hosted by the government of Gabon, is organised by the UNFCCC in collaboration with global partners UN Development Programme, UN Environment Programme and the World Bank Group. Partners in the region include the Africa Union, the Africa Development Bank (AfDB), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and UN Gabon. 

ACW is the latest regional climate week organised by the UNFCCC after Middle East-North Africa Climate Week in March in Dubai and Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week in July in Santa Domingo.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Ahmed Hafez stated that Shoukry would also meet with a number of senior Gabonese officials to discuss means of enhancing bilateral cooperation and coordination between Egypt and Gabon in various fields, as well as exchanging visions and views on various issues of common concern that are raised on the continental and international arenas.

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