Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, president-designate of the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change (COP27), affirmed Egypt’s full conviction of the need for cooperation between all parties, including international financial institutions and multilateral development banks, for the success of climate action.
This came during Shoukry’s participation on Wednesday in a meeting with multilateral development banks within the framework of the Egypt-International Cooperation Forum.
Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that the minister’s participation in the forum comes within the framework of Egypt’s keenness to communicate with all parties concerned with international climate action.
He added that the minister reviewed the vision of the Egyptian presidency of the COP27 conference on ways to mobilize the necessary climate financing in order to implement climate pledges, especially with regard to financing adaptation measures, mitigating the consequences of climate change and addressing losses and damage.
Minister Shoukry met on Wednesday with US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, on the sidelines of their participation in the activities of the second edition of the forum held in the New Administrative Capital.
The spokesperson explained that the meeting discussed aspects of ongoing consultations and coordination between Egypt and the United States in the field of climate change.
The two sides appreciated the level of cooperation existing between them in various topics of international climate action, and exchanged visions and views on priority issues in this regard, especially with regard to adaptation to climate change, mitigating its negative repercussions and mobilizing climate finance.
The interview dealt with the ongoing arrangements and preparations for the COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh next November, as well as the Egyptian presidency’s vision of the conference on the most important topics on its agenda.
The two sides stressed the importance of continuing consultations in this regard during the coming period in a way that contributes to the outcome of the conference with the desired results.