Egyptian environment min. discusses national strategy against climate change with Kerry



Mon, 21 Feb 2022 - 07:22 GMT


Mon, 21 Feb 2022 - 07:22 GMT

CAIRO – 21 February 2022: Egyptian Minister of Environment Yassmine Fouad discussed on Monday with US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry the national strategy against climate change set to be launched within the coming days.

Fouad held a meeting with Kerry in Cairo, where they discussed the national climate change strategy that is based on the two axes of adaptation and mitigation.

Earlier on Monday, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry Monday launched the US-Egypt Climate Working Group after their meeting at the Foreign Ministry premises in Cairo.

The Egyptian minister made the remarks at a press briefing held jointly with the US envoy at the end of their session of talks held earlier, Monday.

Shoukry said that an agreement was reached to form that group during the US-Egypt Strategic Dialogue held in November last year.

The top diplomat welcomed Kerry on his second visit to Cairo since he assumed his current post

Shoukry said that climate change is a common priority of both Cairo and Washington, noting that Egypt is preparing to host the UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, in 2022.

Egypt will lead international efforts to face climate change in the coming stage, the top diplomat said.

He added that his talks with Kerry focused on goals of the upcoming COP27, stressing that Egypt would continue to exert utmost effort at all levels with the aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support adaptation to the negative impact of climate change.

COP27 will also tackle finances needed to enanble developing countries to do their part of the Paris Agreement, Shoukry said.



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