Egypt's FM meets with UNFCCC executive secretary, COP 28 president



Mon, 20 Mar 2023 - 02:48 GMT


Mon, 20 Mar 2023 - 02:48 GMT

CAIRO – 20 March 2023: Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry and COP 27 President met Monday, on the sidelines of the Copenhagen Climate Ministerial Conference, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Simon Stiell and COP 28 President Sultan al-Jaber, the UAE's minister of industry and advanced technology.


In his meeting with Stiell, Minister Shokry expressed appreciation for the UNFCCC's support to COP 27 hosted in Sharm El Sheikh, which contributed to the success of conference and the production of outcomes that would reinforce climate work.


The minister and the international officer discussed ways of implementing those outcomes, especially the activation of the loss and damage fund, the ministry's press statement indicated.


The COP 27 president and his COP 28 counterpart also exchanged views on pushing forward climate action and building upon on what had been achieved. The Emirati minister was keen on learning about Egypt's experience in terms of topics covered at COP 27 as well as organization.


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On his side, Minister Shokry presented the strategy of communication with parties involved in climate action to maximize their efforts and increase their commitment to negotiations, which helped with achieving the outcomes hoped for at COP 27.


The minister had headed Sunday to the Danish capital to co-chair with Minister Jaber the Copenhagen Climate Ministerial Conference taking place on March 20-21. The two ministers also held a trilateral meeting with Denmark's Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy Dan Jorgenson prior to the event.



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