Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry headed Sunday to the German city of Bonn, where he will seek to drum up international support for the upcoming Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) to be held in the city of Sharm El-Sheikh in November.
Shoukry will visit the headquarters of the Executive Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
“Minister Shoukry is scheduled to visit the headquarters of the executive secretariat and hold meetings with its officials as part of the ongoing preparations for Egypt’s hosting of COP27,” said foreign ministry spokesperson Ahmed Hafez.
As a representative of Africa, Egypt plans to discuss regional and African challenges in confronting climate change.
Hafez said the November summit aims to build on the outcome of the Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) held in Glasgow, UK in October 2021.
In a related development, Arab League Secretary-General Ahmad Aboul Gheit underscored Sunday the importance of pushing forward the sustainable development agenda for the year 2030 as the region recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.
He spoke at the inauguration of the fourth edition of Arab week for sustainable development that is co-organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Planning, and Economic Development, the United Nations, the World Bank and the European Union.
Arab League sources quoted Aboul Gheit as saying that Arab nations should benefit from events taking place in the region to support environmental issues and their interests
Two summits for the years 2022 and 2023 are scheduled in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates to tackle issues of climate change, nationalizing technology and providing financial resources to support climate adaptability projects.