Sisi, Johnson urge intensifying joint action to ensure COP26 yield balanced outcome



Fri, 12 Nov 2021 - 12:55 GMT


Fri, 12 Nov 2021 - 12:55 GMT

CAIRO – 12 November 2021: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi agreed with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the importance of intensifying joint action so that the UN climate summit in Glasgow (COP26) yield a balanced outcome.

This should contribute to placing the international community on the right track to reach the targets of the Paris Agreement, especially regarding adaptation, climate financing and limiting emissions, the two leaders agreed in a phone call on Friday.

During the phone call, Johnson affirmed keenness to brief El-Sisi on the latest developments regarding the ongoing COP26 negotiations and the British vision to ensure the conference yield successful results.

This comes within the framework of Egyptian-British coordination on climate topics and the two countries’ consultation about joint efforts to build on the outcome of the conference during the coming period.

Sisi affirmed Egypt’s full support to the British chairmanship of the climate conference and keenness to continue working with the UK during the coming period to remove outstanding obstacles in this regard.

Egypt has officially been selected to host the UN Climate Change Conference in November 2022 (COP 27) in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh.

Several countries around the world had welcomed Egypt’s proposal prior to the decision.

Sharm El-Sheikh will host COP27 “on behalf of African nations,” President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said in a speech at the COP26 in Glasgow earlier in November.

Egypt’s proposal to host COP27 was titled "Road to COP27...A United Africa for a Resilient Future.” 



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