Mon, 07 Nov 2022 - 09:41 GMT
Mon, 07 Nov 2022 - 09:41 GMT
CAIRO – 7 November 2022: Egypt’s Post announcing issuing a commemorative postage stamp with QR Code technology to document the COP 27 summit.
This comes within the framework of post participation in the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change COP27 in the 27th session hosted by Egypt in Sharm El-Sheikh during the period from 6 to November 18, with official attendance and participation from 197 countries.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, President of the 27th Climate Conference, said that preparations for the COP 27 climate summit have taken place since the end of COP 26 in Glasgow.
In televised statement, Monday, Shoukry stressed that Egypt's hosting of the summit is “an honor and responsibility”, given its interest and responsibility over the years towards climate change issues.
Shoukry added, that “organizing and hosting the COP summit in Egypt is a responsibility, as it affects the interests of every citizen worldwide, especially the developing countries."
The FM described COP27 as the “the summit of implementation” in a practical and realistic way that has an impact with regard to mitigation and adaptation, such as the issue of financing.”
Sunday, November 6, was 1st day of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference [COP27] was inaugurated on Sunday in Sharm el Shiekh city, In the midst of a remarkable number of attendees from all over the world.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al Sisi said that he is looking forward for the inauguration of the summit’s activities.
He added that “the current session of the Climate Summit comes at a very sensitive time, in which our world is exposed to existential threats and unprecedented challenges, affecting the very survival of our planet and our ability to live on it.”
“There is no doubt that these dangers and challenges require quick action by all countries to develop a road map to rescue, protect the world from the effects of climate change.” Sisi added.
During the first day, which included handing over the COP presidency from Alok Sharma, the president of Glasgow’s COP26, to Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry included speeches for Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Hoesung Lee, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Simon Stiell along with FM Shoukry and Sharma.
In his speech, Shoukry thanked all participants for their trust in Egypt, reflected in choosing it to host "the most important and largest international event."
Shoukry began his speech by saying he is certain Egypt will receive all the support from the participants to achieve together our targets. For its part, Egypt will endeavor to facilitate the best conditions for all participants from governmental and non-governmental entities to contribute to the hoped outcome of COP27.