Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry, the President-Designate of the 27th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 27), received on Wednesday a phone call from Vice President of the European Commission on climate change issues, Frans Timmermans.
During the call, the minister expressed his appreciation for the extended cooperation between Egypt and the EU in all fields and looked forward to continuing this cooperation at various levels, said Ahmed Hafez, the Ministry’s Spokesperson.
Shoukry also said that Egypt intends to build on what was achieved during the COP 26 in Glasgow and the momentum it created to strengthen international efforts to confront climate change.
He added that Egypt is adopting an ambitious agenda for the next session of the conference, which includes upgrading the nationally determined contributions of countries in terms of reducing emissions and financing adaptation to the negative effects of climate change.
Special emphasis will also be placed on the transition from the pledges phase to actual implementation on the ground, he said.
He reiterated Egypt’s adoption as the incoming president of the conference of a comprehensive approach that takes into account the visions and priorities of the various parties.