Egypt's FM to be keynote speaker in Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Summit

Habiba Hamdy , Sunday 15 Jan 2023

Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry will head to the UAE capital on Sunday evening to be the keynote speaker at the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) Summit, announced spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Abu Zeid.

Sameh Shoukry
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (R) speaks during a press conference with the Chinese Foreign Minister in Cairo on January 15, 2023. AFP


Shoukry, who served as president of 27th UN Climate Change Summit (COP27), which Egypt hosted in Sharm El-Sheikh last November, will take part in a session dedicated to discussing the outcomes of the conference, according to Abu Zeid.

The foreign minister will shed light on the conference’s important contributions to strengthening international climate action at various levels, and also means to build on them in preparing for COP28, which is scheduled to be hosted by the UAE late this year.

Shoukry is scheduled to make his address on Monday.

The ADSW, founded in 2008, is a global conference that brings together heads of state, stakeholders, industry leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, and passionate youth to engage in meaningful discourse and decision-making for climate action.

It aims to “ensure the next generation a sustainable world,” according to the summit’s website.

The ADSW 2023 is running from 14-19 January and features an array of events including the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) assembly that took place on Saturday and Sunday.

Egypt's Ambassador in Abu Dhabi Sherif Issa headed the Egyptian delegation during the assembly.

Egypt is an active contributor to the agency’s activities, co-chairing its project financing framework, according to an earlier statement by the ministry.

Egypt also cooperates with the agency in implementing the Africa Just and Affordable Energy Transition Initiative that was launched at COP27 to promote the deployment of renewable energy in African countries in an equitable and affordable manner, said the ministry.

Shoukry is also scheduled to meet on the sidelines of the event with his ministerial counterparts and senior officials concerned with international climate action to consult and exchange views on climate change issues in light of the outcomes of the Sharm El-Sheikh conference, in addition to conducting a number of interviews with Gulf, Arab and international media.

The ADSW 2023 will also feature the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Forum, the ADSW Summit, the World Future Energy Summit, the Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum, Youth 4 Sustainability Hub, Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) Annual Forum, Innovate and the Zayed Sustainability Prize Awards, Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) Annual Forum, Innovate and the Zayed Sustainability Prize Awards.

The summit will feature high-level sessions focused on the key priorities for sustainable development, and will drive discussion and debate around climate action in the run-up to COP28, according to the ADSW official website.

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