Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry headed to Italy on Wednesday to take part in the eighth edition of Rome MED – Mediterranean Dialogues.
Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Taiani is scheduled to receive Minister Shoukry to discuss all aspects of the distinguished and growing bilateral relations between the two countries, especially increasing economic cooperation and attracting Italian investments to Egypt, in addition to consultation and coordination on regional and international issues of interest to both countries.
On the sidelines of the visit, Shoukry will also meet with the Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
Minister Shoukry will also participate in the Rome Mediterranean Dialogues Forum, chaired by Italian President Sergio Mattarella, and the participation of a number of Mediterranean foreign ministers, as part of strengthening efforts to face common challenges in relation to current international developments.
The Forum devoted a dialog session with Minister Shoukry to review the Egyptian vision of regional and international developments and the most important challenges related to the food and energy crises, as well as the results and main outcomes of the COP27 Climate Summit.
The high-level sessions scheduled for this year’s edition shall encompass a number of topics, also associated with the impact, on the region, of the war in Ukraine, with a specific focus on energy and food security.
In particular, the pillar “Security” will address all the sector or trans-sector priorities involving the region, from unsolved crises to the future of multilateralism and of the world order.
The “Prosperity” pillar shall include energy-related issues (security and transition) and food-related issues, water security, the rethinking of global value chains and the adaptation of urban areas to climate change.