Shoukry confirms Egypt’s full support to COP28 in UAE

Sami Hegazi
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Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met on Monday Sultan Al Jaber, the UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and President-Designate of the upcoming COP28 climate conference, on the sidelines of the Copenhagen Ministerial Meeting on climate.

Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that the meeting witnessed an exchange of views and assessments on the progress achieved at various levels of climate action, in addition to discussing priority climate action topics that need to be paid efforts during the coming period to build on the successes achieved during the COP27 conference.

The Emirati minister was keen to learn about Egypt’s experience at the organizational and substantive levels in hosting and chairing the climate conference held in Sharm el-Sheikh last year, as part of the ongoing preparations to hold the next session of the conference in the UAE at the end of this year. Minister Shoukry reviewed the Egyptian experiences in this regard, especially concerning communication with various parties involved in international climate action to enhance their constructive engagement in climate action and climate negotiations, which contributed to the outcome of the conference with the desired results.

He stressed the full Egyptian support to the UAE side with a view to the success of COP28.

Later on Monday, Sameh Shoukry, met with Simon Steele, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on climate change on the sidelines of the Copenhagen ministerial meeting on climate.

Abu Zeid pointed out that the foreign minister praised the support of the secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Egyptian presidency of the climate conference held in Sharm El-Sheikh last year, which contributed to the success of the conference in coming up with the desired results that enhance climate action at various levels. 

The meeting discussed ways to implement the outputs of the Sharm El-Sheikh conference in preparation for COP28 in the UAE.

This is especially concerning fulfilling pledges to mobilize funding for climate action, and activating what was agreed upon in Sharm El-Sheikh to establish a fund to finance efforts to address losses and damage caused by climate change in the most affected developing countries.

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