Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, the president-designate of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change (COP27), has participated in the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) meeting, on the sidelines of the 77th UN General Assembly in New York.
Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid, the spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry, said that Shoukry stressed that COP27 will focus on the repercussions of climate change. He added that Egypt is aware of the increasing damage caused to developing countries as a result of climate change; storms, hurricanes, floods, and drought, which lead to serious human and economic losses.
In this regard, the Foreign Minister was keen to review Egypt’s efforts in this regard, and its keenness to enhance the handling of the various dimensions of this issue COP27.
He pointed out that Egypt organized informal consultations at the level of heads of delegations in Cairo on 10 and 11 September, with the aim of exchanging views. The meetings resulted in assigning the coordination of negotiations on mitigating climate change repercussions during COP27 to both the German climate envoy and the Chilean Environment Minister.