Egypt, US discuss cooperation in confronting climate change

Sami Hegazi
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Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry — the President-Designate of the upcoming UN Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP27) — received a telephone call on Tuesday from US Presidential Special Envoy for climate change John Kerry.

The call addressed the ongoing cooperation and coordination between Egypt and the US in the field of climate change as well as following up on the results of their last meeting in Berlin last month on the side-lines of the Petersburg Climate Dialogue.

According to a statement released by the ministry, the two parties discussed the results of the visit of a delegation of the Green Trade Mission to Cairo last May, as well as the updated nationally determined contributions submitted by Egypt last month to the secretariat of the COP27, which are in line with the plans of the Egyptian state to achieve sustainable development and confront climate change.

Furthermore, Shoukry affirmed his appreciation for the existing and ongoing cooperation between Egypt and the US in the field of climate change, expressing his aspiration for high-level American officials to participate in the activities of the next session of the COP27, which will be held in Sharm El-Sheikh this November.

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