Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry headed to Luxembourg on Sunday to hold the ninth session of the Egypt-EU Participation Council, which will be chaired by both Shoukry and Josep Borrell — Vice-President of the European Commission.
The council is expected to agree on a document of priorities between Egypt and the EU, which will serve as a framework for cooperation between the two sides during the period from 2021 to 2027
Ahmed Hafez — Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs — explained that Shoukry will also meet with a group of EU FMs on the side-lines of the meeting in order to consult on topics of mutual interest, especially climate issues in light of Egypt’s hosting and chairing of the UN Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP 27).
The minister will also hold a number of bilateral meetings with European foreign ministers on the sidelines of the meeting.
The visit will also include a bilateral segment to strengthen relations between Egypt and Luxembourg, in which the Duke of Luxembourg will meet with Shoukry.
The top diplomat will also hold talks with the minister of foreign and European affairs, the speaker of the Parliament of Luxembourg, and the minister of environment, climate, and sustainable development of Luxembourg.
This is within the framework of discussing bilateral cooperation in various fields.
Shoukry is also scheduled to meet with the president of the European Investment Bank to discuss ways to enhance the bank’s investments in Egypt in many areas, especially the green transition.