Egypt’s Foreign Ministry launches official social media accounts of COP27



Wed, 03 Aug 2022 - 08:29 GMT


Wed, 03 Aug 2022 - 08:29 GMT

CAIRO – 3 August 2022: Egypt’s Foreign affairs Ministry has launched the official social media accounts for the UN climate conference, COP27, that will take place in Sharm El Sheikh next November.

In a recorded speech at a roundtable on climate initiatives in Africa, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry, who is COP 27 president-designate, asserted the salience of securing the necessary funding to achieve mitigation and adaptation.



The minister had stated in several meetings before that Egypt's priorities in the summit will be the providion of climate financing to developing countries and encouraging developed states to fulfill their pledges on that front.

On Tuesday, Shokry received a phone call from US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry to discuss coordination on climate change issues.

They probed means to cement current cooperation and coordination between Egypt and the US on the climate change file, in addition to discussing the results of a meeting they held in July in Berlin and the results of the recent visit of the green economy trade mission to Cairo in May.

Kerry praised ongoing cooperation between Egypt and the US to solve climate change-related issues, Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Hafez said.

Kerry also voiced Washington's keenness to partake effectively in COP27, to be hosted by Sharm El Sheikh in November.




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