Shoukry heads to Copenhagen to participate in ministerial meeting on climate

Sami Hegazi
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Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry, President of the 27th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), starts Monday a visit to the Danish capital of Copenhagen to participate in the Copenhagen Ministerial Meeting on Climate, which will be held on 20-21 March, in addition to holding bilateral meetings with Danish officials. 

Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid, the official spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that the meeting is being held under the joint Egyptian-Emirati chairmanship, as Egypt is the current President of the UN Climate Conference, and as UAE is the next President of the conference.

He added that the Copenhagen meeting is held this year under the title “Leading Climate Action, Implementation and Progress,” and includes sessions on priority climate action topics such as adaptation to climate change, mitigation of its negative impacts, climate finance, as well as addressing losses and damages.

The meeting will also discuss the progress made in implementing the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, as well as the goals to be implemented at the COP28 conference at the end of this year.

The official spokesman said that Minister Shoukry’s visit to Copenhagen also comes within the framework of strengthening bilateral Egyptian-Danish relations, where Minister Shoukry is scheduled to meet with the Crown Prince of Denmark.

He will also hold meetings with the Danish foreign minister, the secretary-general of the Nordic Council of Ministers, and representatives of the Maersk International Maritime Transport Group to discuss various issues related to bilateral cooperation and to promote economic cooperation, especially attracting more Danish investments to Egypt.

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