Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, the President of the 2022 United Nations conference on climate change, COP27, received Monday a phone call from US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid said that both sides praise the level of cooperation and coordination between Egypt and the US on climate issues.
They also stressed the importance of continuing joint work and consultation in the coming period to build on the successes achieved during the COP27 conference in Sharm El-Sheik last November.
The two sides also discussed further strengthening international climate action in its various aspects and preparing for the next session of COP28, which is scheduled to be held in the UAE at the end of this year.
Kerry expressed appreciation for the participation of Minister Shoukry in the virtual ministerial meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate held last month.
Shoukry said that the meeting represented an important opportunity to review the successes achieved during COP27 in strengthening the work of the international climate at various levels, especially with regard to addressing the losses and damages of climate change, implementing pledges and mobilizing climate finance.
The two sides addressed a number of challenges related to international climate action during the next stage, with Shoukry affirming his full commitment, as COP27 president, to work with all international partners, and the United States, to advance the global climate action agenda, according to the spokesman.