Mon, 23 May 2022 - 03:08 GMT
Mon, 23 May 2022 - 03:08 GMT
CAIRO – 23 May 2022: Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met on Monday with number of officials and Minsters during his participation at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.
He met with President of the World Economic Forum Børge Brende,as they tackled boosting cooperation between Egypt and WEF in light of Egypt's upcoming host of the UN COP27 as well as the global economic situation and food security in light of the Ukrainian crisis and its ramifications.
Shoukry also met with Vice President of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas as they discussed ways of bolstering cooperation between Egypt and the European Union in the fields of clean energy, vocational training, technical education, emigration, and culture.
FM #Shoukry meets with President of the WEF Børge Brende:— Egypt MFA Spokesperson (@MfaEgypt) May 23, 2022
▪️ To discuss cooperation in light of Egypt's presidency and hosting of COP27
▪️ Address the international economic crisis and food security on the backdrop of the Ukrainian crisis & ways to mitigate its impact pic.twitter.com/fmk0SkEW3v
On the sidelines of the @wef… FM #Sameh_Shoukry #Cop27 President Designate meets with Christoph Schweizer, CEO of @BCG, a @Cop27P partner, ways of providing climate finance and the role of the private sector in global climate action were discussed. pic.twitter.com/Ln7AMRZ3E2— Egypt MFA Spokesperson (@MfaEgypt) May 23, 2022
During his meeting with CEO of Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Christoph Schweizer, Soukry discussed means to raise money for climate and the role of the private sector in the intentional climate action.
Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Ahmed Hafez tweeted that Shoukry met with Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah, Kuwait’s Foreign Minister, along with Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar.
خلال مشاركته في المنتدى الاقتصادي العالمي في دافوس... وزير الخارجية #سامح_شكري يلتقي كلاً من شقيقيّه الشيخ د. أحمد ناصر المحمد الصباح وزير خارجية الكويت، والشيخ محمد بن عبد الرحمن آل ثاني، نائب رئيس مجلس الوزراء وزير خارجية قطر.@anmas71@MBA_ALTHANI_ pic.twitter.com/h5e8kQoyC7— Egypt MFA Spokesperson (@MfaEgypt) May 23, 2022
Shoukry also participated at a session comes under the title: The Road to the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to the UNFCCC: Partnerships between the public and private sectors in climate action in the Middle East and North Africa.
During the session, Shoukry, also president-designate of COP27, presented Egypt’s vision for COP27 in November in Sharm El-Sheikh city, which is based on the necessity to focus on the effective and quick implementation of climate pledges announced by various countries.
This should come in a way that preserves the goal of keeping global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius within reach, Shoukry noted.
This vision also includes the need for international climate action be based on the latest scientific facts and data regarding the phenomenon of climate change away from any politicization, the foreign minister said.
He also highlighted the need to work with all parties and partners concerned with climate action, including the private sector, which plays an important role in this regard along with governments.
Shoukry, President-designate of Sharm el-Sheikh Climate Change Conference (COP 27), headed Sunday evening, the Swiss city of Davos to participate in the activities of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2022, which kicked off on Sunday and will last until May 26.