Egypt’s FM’s Spokesperson describes HRW report on COP27 as “misleading”



Wed, 14 Sep 2022 - 04:04 GMT


Wed, 14 Sep 2022 - 04:04 GMT

CAIRO – 13 September 2022: Egypt’s Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid described the latest HRW report on the participation of environmental groups in COP27 as “misleading”.

In statements to AP he said that the report was misleading and that its publishing was “counterproductive.”

“It is unfortunate to find such allegations and inaccuracies in the latest HRW report on the participation of environmental groups in COP27. The report is based on the testimonies of unknown sources, and unidentified groups claiming potential impediments to their participation in the conference," said Ahmed Abu Zeid, the ministry's spokesman.

“It is deplorable and counterproductive to issue such a misleading report, at a time where all efforts should be consolidated to ensure the convening of a successful COP that guarantees the implementation of global climate commitments,” the spokesman added.

Egypt’s officials have been making all efforts to prepare Sharm el-Sheikh city to host the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP27) next November.

Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, inspected and reviewed all the preparations during his last visit to Sharm El-Sheikh, along with the hotels, which are preparing for this major event.

The Prime Minister also inspected the preparations for the headquarters of COP27confrance at the International Conference Center in Sharm El Sheikh.

The halls includes: the main halls for meetings, places designated for delegations, the media and all other service halls, and an area designated for the participating delegations.

During his two-day visit to Sharm el-Sheikh, Prime Minister Madbouly said the projects being carried out in Sharm El Sheikh within Egypt's preparations for hosting the UN Climate Change Conference 2022, COP27, provide an ideal opportunity for increasing the number of tourist arrivals in the city during the next phase.

Madbouly's remarks came during his meeting on Sunday with a group of investors in Sharm El Sheikh to discuss the projects aimed at enhancing the efficiency of hotels ahead of the COP27.

The premier also stressed his keenness to hold periodic meetings with the investors working in tourism to listen to their perceptions about how to revive this vital industry.



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