From (R-L) Kenyan Ambassador in Cairo Joff Otieno, Egyptian Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad, Portuguese ambassador Manuela Franco and UN Resident Coordinator in Egypt Elena Panova participating during the virtual session of dialogue held in Lisbon on Tuesday 31 May, 2022. Photo courtesy of Environment Ministry Facebook page.
The minister's remarks were made during her participation in a virtual session of dialogue held in Lisbon under the title of "The Road to UN Ocean Conference 2022." The session is scheduled to address means of management, maintenance and protection of coastal environments.
UN Resident Coordinator in Egypt Elena Panova, Kenyan Ambassador in Cairo Joff Otieno as well as a large number of environmental experts attended the session.
Addressing the session, Fouad reviewed the main events on biological diversity and nature that will be held on the sidelines of the UN Climate Conference (COP27) that will be hosted by Egypt in November.
She said COP27 will include a conference that explores the best practices that should be adopted to protect the ecological system and maintain biodiversity along with means of protecting seas and oceans from the impact of human practices and activities.