Egypt’s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Hani Sweilam met on Tuesday with President of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly, Csaba Kőrösi, to exchange views on the objectives of the session.
The meeting also addressed ways to enhance cooperation between different countries of the world to face water challenges and work to highlight the water and climate change file.
This came on the sidelines of the activities of the “United Nations Conference for the Mid-Term Review of the Water Decade”. The conference is to be held during the period from 22 to 24 March in conjunction with the celebration of World Water Day.
Sweilam stressed that water-scarce countries and developing countries, led by African countries, are most in need of providing the necessary funds to deal with water challenges through strengthening international cooperation in the field of water resources management.
He 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.
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.