Egypt’s FM heads to DR Congo Sunday to attend PRECOP27 conference on 3-4 October



Sat, 01 Oct 2022 - 10:47 GMT


Sat, 01 Oct 2022 - 10:47 GMT

CAIRO – 2 October 2022: Egypt’s Foreign Minister and President-Designate of the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) Sameh Shoukry will head to DR Congo on Sunday to attend COP27’s preparatory meeting (PRECOP27).

The meeting comes within the framework of painstaking efforts exerted by Egypt ahead of the global climate conference, which will be held in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El Sheikh in November, said Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid.

PRECOP27 will be hosted by the Congolese capital of Kinshasa on 3-4 October with the attendance of more than 50 climate Ministers for a last consultative round ahead of COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh city.

The meeting is set to focus on the main issues that will be tackled during COP27, including efforts to reduce carbon emissions, climate change adaptation, climate finance, and the adverse impacts of climate change, added the spokesman.

On the sidelines of the meeting, Shoukry is scheduled to attend the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), according to the spokesman.

The Egyptian top diplomat will also hold bilateral meetings with a host of ministers and envoys concerned with the climate issue.

Shoukry is also scheduled to meet with a number of Congolese officials to discuss relations between the two countries. 

Egypt is preparing to host COP27 between 6 and 18 November and has been keen to build on the success of Glasgow summit (COP26) in a bid to turn climate pledges into actions.

The African country has repeatedly affirmed that it will speak for Africa’s aspirations regarding the climate file, with African countries being the most affected with climate change impacts despite being a small contributor to these effects.

In September, African Union’s Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture Josefa Sacko said Africa is counting on the Egyptian presidency of COP27 to advance the interests of the continent regarding climate issues.
MENA contributed to the reporting.



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