Public-private cooperation vital for eco-friendly energy transition: Shoukry to COP27 business leaders

MENA , Tuesday 11 Jul 2023

Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry, who is also the President of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27), stated on Monday that Egypt is eager to increase public-private sector collaboration in order to accomplish a transition to sustainable energy sources.

Sameh Shoukry
Sameh Shoukry in his video conference meeting with COP27 business leaders on Monday. Photo : Egyptian Foreign Ministry


Shoukry's remarks came at the video conference meeting of the COP27 business leaders group.

The business group is co-chaired by Foreign Minister Shoukry and Nassef Sawiris, CEO of OCI Global, which operates in the fields of hydrogen, nitrogen, and energy.

According to Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Abu-Zeid, Shoukry said COP27, which was hosted by the Egyptian Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh in November 2022, had widespread participation from nations and administrations, as well as representatives from the corporate sector.

Shoukry emphasized the importance of the business community and corporates in dealing with the effects of climate change, as well as their participation in putting Sharm El-Sheikh climate summit conclusions into action.

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