Egypt’s Irrigation Minister heads to New York for UN water meeting 

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Egypt’s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Hani Sweilam travelled on Monday to New York, accompanied by a high-level delegation, to participate in the United Nations Conference for the Mid-Term Review of the Water Decade. 

The conference will be held from 22 to 24 March in conjunction with the World Water Day.

Sweilam stated that the Egyptian participation in this important conference comes within the framework of Egypt’s endeavour to mobilize the efforts of the international community to support water issues, especially since the global water challenges at the present time negatively affect many countries around the world, especially developing countries, including African countries.

He added that the United Nations Mid-Term Review Conference was preceded by many regional and international events on the path of preparation for this conference, from which the resulting recommendations will be submitted for presentation during the conference.

The minister pointed out that Egypt had a prominent role in these international events such as the Cairo Water Weeks, and COP27 in which Egypt successfully sought to highlight the “water and climate change” file, and seek to enhance cooperation between different countries of the world to face water challenges.

During the conference, it is scheduled to discuss the action plan of the “Adaptation in the Water Sector” initiative, which was launched by Egypt during the last climate conference COP27. Sweilam is also scheduled to hold many bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the conference with several ministers and senior officials from many countries of the world and regional and international organizations concerned with water.

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