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Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat inaugurated on Saturday Cairo's historic main post office in Ataba after the completion of its renovation.

Arab League (AL) Assistant Secretary General Hossam Zaki said on Friday that the Arab world has adopted a “balanced” stance toward the Russian-Ukrainian war.

Eefje Schmid, head of the Policy and Impact Unit at the European Investment Bank (EIB) Global's Strategy & Partnerships Department, has unveiled a 150-million-euro loan to be given to Egypt early 2023 to help it overcome the food problem.

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi stressed on Monday that Egypt continues to do its best to support lasting peace and stability in Africa.

The Egyptian Armed Forces held a news conference on Monday to announce details about the 2022 Hurghada Air Show, to be held in Hurghada's Sahl Hashish later in November.

Egyptian air, naval and special forces are taking part in the air and naval drills, MEDUSA 12, which kicked off on Monday and will last for several days in the Mediterranean Sea, the Egyptian Armed Forces announced on Monday.

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El-Molla headed the Egyptian delegation taking part in the 18th summit of the International Organisation of Francophonie (OIF), currently being held on the Tunisian island of Djerba, on behalf of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

COP27 President and Minister of Foreign Afairs Sameh Shoukry said that setting up a loss and damage fund to help vulnerable nations cope with climate-induced disasters is "a historic achievement," fulfilling 27 years of negotiations.

The Egyptian cabinet said on Friday that EGP 3 billion had been allocated for the 100 Million Trees presidential initiative, which will establish more than 6,600 feddans of new forests and public parks across the country over the coming seven years.

UN Climate Change High Level Champion for Egypt and UN Special Envoy on Financing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda Mahmoud Mohieldin lauded the launch of the Low Carbon Transport for Urban Sustainability (LOTUS) initiative, which aims to decarbonize the transportation sector.

The Arab region needs more than $570 billion by 2030 to reinforce its adaptation to climate change, said a press release issued by the Beirut-based UN Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA) on Thursday.

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed on Tuesday with Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva ways to boost economic and trade cooperation between Egypt and Brazil, the Egyptian presidency announced.

Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister Tarek El-Molla said on Monday that the ministry is implementing two major projects to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic bags as part of the national strategic plan for petrochemical industries.

The Cabinet announced on Monday the executive regulations for a law that allows Egyptian expats to import cars for personal use without paying customs duties for four months to attract hard currency.

Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad said Sunday developing countries need between 140 and 300 billion dollars in climate finance until 2030, while double that sum – between 280 and 500 billion dollars, would be needed until 2050.

Egyptian gas and petroleum companies signed on Saturday seven memorandums of understanding (MoUs) and agreements with a number of international companies on the sidelines of the ongoing 27th UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh.

Egypt's green economy transition file, NWFE, has won first place among North African and European countries for the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) initiative on nature and climate investments, Minister of International Cooperation Rania Al-Mashat announced Thursday.

Foreign Minister and President of the 27th UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) Sameh Shoukry has stressed Egypt’s keenness to assist all parties in the conference to reach the required consensus on various climate issues.

Egypt is scheduled to host the 10th round of the Africities Summit in 2025, signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on hosting the pan-African event on Thursday.

The Benban solar power park, which is located in the "Jewel of the Nile" Aswan in Upper Egypt, is one of the largest solar power parks in the world.

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