Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received, on Sunday, Petteri Talas, the Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Ahmed Hafez, spokesperson for the Ministry of foreign affairs, said that the meeting discussed cooperation with the organization in light of Egypt’s hosting of the upcoming 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change (UNFCCC –COP27).
Shoukry, who is also the president-designate of COP27, stressed his keenness to communicate with all parties concerned with climate change in a way that enhances confidence among them and takes into account their different concerns, explaining that the shift towards reliance on renewable energy sources should increase the level of cooperation between countries in a way that achieves their common interests.
He added that climate changes and their effects portend huge crises at the level of food supplies and also affected by water resources.
Shoukry stressed the need to work to reduce the temperatures of the earth at the same rate, which is one and a half degrees Celsius.
During the meeting, the foreign minister praised the positive results of the UNFCCC –COP26 session, held in Glasgow, which was reflected in the great momentum generated by the conference and the political will expressed by various world leaders.