List of Heads of State and Government attending COP27



Thu, 03 Nov 2022 - 03:59 GMT


Thu, 03 Nov 2022 - 03:59 GMT

Sharm El Sheikh- COP27/ Photo from the COP27 Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh- COP27/ Photo from the COP27 Egypt

CAIRO – 3 November 2022: More than 100 heads of state and governments will attend the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) set to be held in Sharm El-Sheikh.


The heads of state and government will deliver their national statements on November 7 and 8 at the Sharm El-Sheikh Climate Implementation Summit, one day after the kick-off of the two-week conference. On the opening day, Egyptian Foreign Minister and COP27 President-Designate Sameh Shoukry will be officially elected as the President of the Conference of the Parities' 27th session.


A total of 40,000 participants are expected to attend Sharm El-Sheikh Climate Implementation Summit, thematic days, flagship initiatives, and Green Zone activities, and are set to engage with climate and other overlapping global challenges.


Shoukry stated that Egypt is ready to host the world leaders, delegates and climate stakeholders under the slogan "Together for Implementation".


US President Joe Biden will not attend the Sharm El-Sheikh Climate Implementation Summit but he will participate in the conference on November 11 “to advance the global climate fight and help the most vulnerable build resilience to climate impacts, and he will highlight the need for the world to act in this decisive decade,” according to a statement from the White House.


Meanwhile, New British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Wednesday that he will attend the conference after having been slammed for not attending. “There is no long-term prosperity without action on climate change. There is no energy security without investing in renewables. That is why I will attend COP27 next week to deliver on Glasgow's legacy of building a secure and sustainable future,” Sunak said on Twitter.


Also, Israel's caretaker Prime Minister Yair Lapid cancelled plans to attend the Cop27 amid the Israeli legislative elections as the initial results show the wining of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, AFP reported on Wednesday.


Heads of State who will deliver their national speech on November 7 as announced on the official website of the UNFCCC:


1.     His Highness Shaikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nehayan, President of the United Arab

2.     Emirates

3.     His Excellency Mr. Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of Congo

4.     His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

5.     His Excellency Mr. Wavel John Charles Ramkalawan, President of Seychelles

6.     His Excellency Mr. Klaus-Werner Iohannis, President of Romania

7.     His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Cheikh El Ghazouani, President of Mauritania

8.     His Excellency Mr. Umaro Sissoco Embaló, President of Guinea-Bissau

9.     Her Excellency Ms. Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of United Republic of Tanzania

10.  His Excellency Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, President of Algeria

11.  His Excellency Mr. Abdulatif M. Jamal Rashid, President of Iraq

12.  Her Excellency Ms. Zuzana Caputova, President of Slovakia

13.  His Excellency Mr. Faustin Archange Touadera, President of the Central African Republic

14.  Her Excellency Ms. Iris Xiomara Castro Sarmiento, President of Honduras

15.  His Excellency Mr. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of Mozambique

16.  His Excellency Mr. Taneti Maamau, President of Kiribati

17.  His Excellency Mr. William K. Ruto, President of Kenya (Speaking on behalf of the African Group of Negotiators)

18.  His Excellency Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, President of Serbia

19.  His Excellency Mr. Egils Levits, President of Latvia

20.  His Excellency Mr. Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego, President of Colombia

21.  His Excellency Mr. Hakainde Sammy Hichilema, President of Zambia

22.  His Excellency Mr. Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti

23.  His Excellency Mr. Bazoum Mohamed, President of Niger

24.  His Excellency Mr. Ignazio Cassis, President of Switzerland

25.  His Excellency Mr. Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of Gabon

26.  His Excellency Mr. Milo Djukanovic, President of Montenegro

27.  His Majesty King Tupou VI, President of Tonga

28.  His Excellency Mr. Rashad Mohammed Ali Al-Alimi, President of Yemen

29.  His Excellency Mr. Surangel Samuel Whipps, President of Palau

30.  His Excellency Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus

31.  His Excellency Mr. Borut Pahor, President of Slovenia

32.  His Excellency Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine



Special High-Level segment for Vice-Presidents and Heads of Government:


1.     His Excellency Mr. Shaikh Meshal Ahmad Jaber Al Sabah, Vice President of Kuwait

2.     His Excellency Mr. Maruf Amin, Vice President of Indonesia

3.     His Excellency Mr. Tiemoko Meyliet Koné, Vice President of Côte d'Ivoire

4.     His Excellency Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo, Vice President of Guyana

5.     His Excellency Mr. Faisal Naseem,Vice President of Maldives

6.     His Excellency Mr. Badara A. Joof, Vice President of Gambia

7.     Her Excellency Ms. Esperaça Maria e Francisco da Costa, Vice President of Angola

8.     His Excellency Mr. Oluyemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria

9.     His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia

10.  His Excellency Mr. Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany

11.  His Royal Highness Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain

12.  His Excellency Mr. Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, President of the Government of Spain

13.  His Excellency Mr. Yair Lapid, Prime Minister of Israel

14.  His Excellency Mr. Ulf Kristersson, Prime Minister of Sweden

15.  Her Excellency Giorgia Meloni, Prime Minister of Italy

16.  His Excellency Mr. Alikhan Smailov Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

17.  Her Excellency Ms. Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Finland


The national statements of the following heads of state will be delivered on November 8 from 10:30 -12:30 am (Cairo Time):

1.     His Excellency Mr. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda (Speaking on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States)

2.     His Excellency Mr. Macky Sall, President of Senegal

3.     His Excellency Mr. Alar Karis, President of Estonia

4.     His Excellency Mr. Andrzej Duda, President of Poland

5.     His Excellency Mr. Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe

6.     His Excellency Mr. Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, President of Democratic Republic of the Congo

7.     His Excellency Mr. Mokgweetsi Eric Masisi, President of Botswana

8.     His Excellency Mr. Khurelsukh Ukhnaa, President of Mongolia

9.     His Excellency Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe, President of Sri Lanka

10.  His Excellency Mr. Hage Gottfried Geingob, President of Namibia

11.  His Excellency Mr. Evariste Ndayishimiye, President of Burundi

12.  His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of France

13.  His Excellency Mr. Assoumani Azali, President of Comoros

14.  His Excellency Mr. Rumen Georgiev Radev, President of Bulgaria

15.  His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Menfi, President of Libya

16.  His Excellency Mr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of Malawi

17.  His Excellency Mr. Mahamat Idriss Deby, President of Chad

18.  His Excellency Mr. Alexander van der Bellen, President of Austria

19.  His Excellency Mr. David W. Panuelo, President of Federated States of Micronesia

20.  His Excellency Mr. Emomali Rahmon, President of Tajikistan

21.  His Excellency Mr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana

22.  His Excellency Mr. Vahagn Khachaturyan, President of Armenia

23.  His Excellency Mr. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda

24.  His Excellency Mr. Nicolás Maduro Moros, President of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

25.  His Excellency Mr. Gitanas Nausėda, President of Lithuania

26.  His Excellency Mr. Jose Maria Neves, President of Cabo Verde

27.  His Excellency Mr. Essozimna Gnassingbe, President of Togo

28.  His Excellency Mr. George Manneh Weah, President of Liberia

29.  His Excellency Mr. Chandrikapersad Santokhi, President of Suriname

30.  Her Excellency Ms. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission and

31.  His Excellency Mr. Charles Michel, President of the European Council

32.  His Excellency Mr. Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa

33.  His Excellency Mr. Andry Nirina Rajoelina, President of Madagascar

34.  His Excellency Mr. Luis Alberto Arce Catacora, President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia

35.  His Excellency Mr. Abdalftah Alburhan Abdalrhman, Head of The Transitional Sovereignty Council of the Republic of Sudan

36.  Her Excellency Ms. Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados

37.  His Excellency Mr. Philip Davis, Prime Minister of Bahamas

38.  His Excellency Mr. Kausea Natano, Prime Minister of Tuvalu

39.  His Excellency Mr. Dickon Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada

40.  His Excellency Mr. Robert Abela, Prime Minister of Malta

41.  His Excellency Mr. Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of Netherlands

42.  His Excellency Mr. Petr Fiala, Prime Minister of Czechia

43.  His Excellency Mr. Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See

44.  His Excellency Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre, Prime Minister of Norway

45.  His Excellency Mr. Alexander De Croo, Prime Minister of Belgium

46.  His Excellency Mr. Mark Brown, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands

47.  His Excellency Mr. Andrej Plenković, Prime Minister of Croatia

48.  His Excellency Mr. Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan

49.  His Excellency Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of Greece

50.  His Excellency Mr. Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia

51.  His Excellency Mr. Cleopas Dlamini, Prime Minister of Eswatini

52.  His Excellency Mr. Mohamad Najib Mikati, Prime Minister of Lebanon

53.  His Excellency Mr. Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg

54.  His Excellency Mr. Micheál Martin, Prime Minister of Ireland

55.  His Excellency Mr. Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of Ethiopia

56.  His Excellency Mr. Pierre Dartout, Prime Minister of Monaco

57.  His Excellency Mr. António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal

58.  His Excellency Mr. Xavier Espot Zamora, Prime Minister of Andorra

59.  Her Excellency Ms. Najla Bouden Ep Romdhan, Prime Minister of Tunisia

60.  His Excellency Mr. Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania

61.  Her Excellency Ms. Natalia Gavrilită, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova

62.  Her Excellency Ms. Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister of Denmark

63.  His Excellency Mr. Saleh Kebzabo, Prime Minister of Chad



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