A screen shot of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi speaks during the opening of the second Egypt - International Cooperation Forum on Wednesday 7 September, 2022. Al-Ahram
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry also attended the event, along with senior state officials and a cluster of African and international figures.
The three-day forum will see the participation of a host of various African ministers of finance, economy, and environment, along with a galaxy of international figures, development partners, international financial institutions, and representatives of NGOs and research centres.
Egypt's Minister of International Cooperation Rania Al-Mashat underlined at the opening the significance of this year's Egypt-ICF forum since it is taking place ahead of the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) that is slated for 6-18 November in Sharm El-Sheikh.
The Egypt-ICF forum will discuss a host of issues, including ways to secure finance for the climate change agenda, with the aim of moving from the stage of commitments and financial pledges to actual implementation of quick and tangible measures.
The forum will also include a roundtable on promoting available investment projects in Egypt in preparation for showcasing them at the COP27.