Egypt's FM praises India's commitment to reducing emissions ahead of COP27

Ahram Online , Monday 12 Sep 2022

Sameh Shoukry, Egypt's foreign minister and president-designate of the UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP27), praised India’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to reducing emissions, in a telephone call on Monday with India's Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav.

Egypt's Foreign Minister and President-Designate of the UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP27) Sameh Shoukry, holds a telephone call with India's Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav.


As per the updated NDC, India now stands committed to reducing emissions by 45 percent by 2030.

During the call, Shoukry stressed Egypt's appreciation of India's important role in climate change negotiations, and its enhanced efforts to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid said.

Shoukry also highlighted Egypt's interest in coordinating with India on various climate issues, taking into account India's upcoming presidency of the G20 next year.

For his part, the Indian minister praised the efforts of the Egyptian preparations for the conference, expressing his confidence in the country’s ability to lead future international climate action as well as predicting the success of the conference.

Additionally, Shoukry expressed his aspiration for India’s expected participation in the conference at the highest possible level.

The conference is set to be held from 6-18 November in the Egyptian Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh.

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