At the end of his Asian tour, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry — the President-Designate of the 27th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 27) — met on Monday with Pakistani Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul.
Ahmed Hafez — the Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs — said that the meeting dealt with ongoing efforts to prepare for the COP 27, which Egypt will host in Sharm El-Sheikh this November.
Shoukry pointed out that Egypt, through its presidency of the conference, will endeavour to push forward to the stage of actually confronting climate change within the framework of the outcomes of the COP 26 that was held in Glasgow last year.
He stressed that Egypt seeks to contribute to all parties in confronting climate change.
Furthermore, Shoukry emphasised Egypt’s keenness to advance areas of bilateral cooperation with Pakistan at all levels in order to achieve the aspirations of the two friendly peoples and enhance the two countries’ ability to face common challenges.
Earlier on Monday, Shoukry met with Chief of Staff of the Pakistani Army General Qamar Javed Bajwa. The meeting came within the framework of strengthening relations between Egypt and Pakistan and addressing issues of mutual interest.