Egypt to host 10th Africities Summit in 2025, Cabinet says on COP27 sidelines



Thu, 10 Nov 2022 - 01:18 GMT


Thu, 10 Nov 2022 - 01:18 GMT

CAIRO – 10 November 2022: Egypt will host the 10th round of Africities Summit in 2025 held every three years to mobilize African authorities and communities as well as financial institutions, development partners, and civil society.

Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli witnessed on Thursday the inking of a memorandum of understanding on Egypt's hosting of the summit in the presence of President of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) organization Fatimetou Abdel Malick, the Cabinet said in a statement.

The MoU was inked on the sidelines of the activities of COP27 climate conference, currently in session in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh by Local Development Minister Hisham Amna and Secretary General of UCLG Pierre Elong Mbassi.

Madbouli expressed happiness over Egypt's hosting of Africities summit, asserting that this comes within the framework of boosting cooperation and coordination at the African level upon the directives of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.

He pointed out to the role of these summits in supporting the application of non-centralization concepts at the African level in a way that enhances government's efforts in developing African continent.

COP27 kicked off on Sunday and is set to extend until 18 November with a focus on turning climate pledges into commitment, boosting climate action, and ensure that developing countries, especially African ones, receive the funding required for them to fulfill their climate commitments.

Egypt has vowed to speak for Africa’s climate aspirations during the summit.

Global leaders have rallied around climate adaptation for Africa as they met on the sidelines of COP27 earlier this week.

They attended the Africa Adaptation Leaders’ Event convened by African Union Chair President Macky Sall of Senegal, Global Center on Adaptation CEO Patrick Verkooijen, and African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina.

The event underscored the critical need for climate adaptation in Africa and responded to the call for the capitalization of the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP).

MENA contributed to the reporting.



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