PM, FM discuss preparations for UNFCCC COP 27 in Sharm El-Sheikh



Tue, 16 Nov 2021 - 08:47 GMT


Tue, 16 Nov 2021 - 08:47 GMT

CAIRO – 16 November 2021:  Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry reviewed Tuesday the mechanism for executing the directives of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to initiate preparations for hosting the UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP 27).

As per presidential directives, a supreme committee will be formed under the chairmanship of the prime minister with relevant ministers and representatives of the bodies concerned as its members, to take all the measures necessary to create a successful global event.

Egypt has officially been selected to host the UN Climate Change Conference in November 2022 (UNFCCC COP 27) after years of significant work on countering climate change. 

Several countries around the world had welcomed Egypt’s proposal prior to the decision. The Red Sea resort of 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.” 

Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad thanked African states and NGOS at COP26 in Glasgow on Thursday for endorsing Egypt’s offer, stating that it will be “a real African conference.” She thanked the UK for its efforts and initiative in COP26, promising to continue the hard work and to build bridges of cooperation, remove differences and find common ground.

“Egypt takes it upon itself to make every effort to achieve success in COP27 in facing this challenge that threatens the whole world, and will spare no effort to make COP27 hospitable and constructive for all,” Fouad said.

She added that COP27 will help and African countries and the most affected nations to swiftly begin their measures to confront climate change and adapt to its impact.




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