Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met on Monday with number of officials and Minsters during his participation at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.
During the meeting, Shoukry discussed with CEO of Boston Consulting Group, a UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) partner, means of mobilizing climate finance and the role of the private sector on the international climate action.
The session comes under the title: The Road to the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to the UNFCCC: Partnerships between the public and private sectors in climate action in the Middle East and North Africa.
Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly emphasized the Egyptian State's keenness, under the leadership of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, to continue making all possible efforts to support the tourism sector
COP 27 will build on COP 26 held in 2021 in Glasgow, UK with a deeper focus on the African continent. The conference in Egypt will ‘highlight some of the region’s main concerns on climate change including emission reduction, mitigation of the effects of climate change, and procuring climate funding to help developing countries’, specifically those in Africa which are most affected.
Thorne praised the measures announced by Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly on Sunday to enhance the private sector and activate its role in "green transformations.”
This came within the framework of a visit by the GreenTech Business delegation to Egypt.
She made the remarks during a meeting between the American Chamber in Egypt (AmCham) and the US GreenTech Business Mission delegation, which is currently visiting to Cairo.
Egypt has invited African countries to hold a consultative session on climate and energy to coordinate African position ahead of COP27 in November.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry affirmed on Friday the need for the quick implementation of the climate related pledges during the ministerial meeting on climate in Denmark’s capital of Copenhagen.
Shoukry and Kofod also signed on Thursday an MoU on high-level political consultation between the foreign ministries of both countries.
The MoU is concerned with high-level political consultation on the bilateral relations and regional and international issues of mutual concern, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Environment Minister Yassmin Fouad held separate meetings on Thursday with her Congolese counterpart Ève Bazaiba and head of the Swiss delegation on the sidelines of her participation in Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.
In a statement on Wednesday, Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Hafez said the meeting is hosted by Denmark and co-chaired by Egypt, the president of COP27, and the UK as the president of COP26.
As Egypt prepares to host COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh this year, the Ministry of Environment seeks partnerships with various parties to push national efforts in terms of sustainable development and climate change.
Planning Minister Hala Al-Said affirmed that Egypt will spare no effort during its presidency of the 27th UN Climate Conference (COP27) in November to achieve ambitious results for financing green transformation.
The Egyptian ministers of tourism and antiquities, local development, and environment have followed up on preparations to host the 2022 UN Climate Conference (COP27) in November and the efforts to turn Sharm El-Sheikh into a green city.
Two memoranda of understanding were signed by Egypt and UAE on Sunday to develop green hydrogen plants in the economic zone of Suez Canal.
Egypt's hosting of COP27 is an opportunity to activate eco-tourism not only in Sharm el-Sheikh, the hosting city, but will include a number of tourist cities such as St. Catherine, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel and Siwa.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry received Wednesday German Special Envoy to International Climate Action Jennifer Morgan.