“Let us continue to work together to further deepen, strengthen and expand our friendship of cooperation in the next 75 years,” he concluded.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry, the President-Designate of the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP27) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), participated in the Ministerial Meeting of the Group of Friends of the Global Development Initiative (GDI), which was headed by the Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs on the sidelines of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
Minister Shoukry stressed during the event the importance of addressing the issue of loss and damage, which has become a recurring phenomenon around the world and is manifested in several forms such as severe weather events that result in great human and material losses and damages.
The Egyptian initiative sits the ambition to treat and recycle at least 50% of solid waste generated in Africa by 2050, which will contribute to reducing the generation of greenhouse gases resulting from such waste, and reduce the overall impacts of waste pollution on human health, biodiversity, food systems and resource scarcity.
Between 2010-2022, the number of Africans affected by droughts amounted to at least 172.3 million, and the ones affected by floods amounted to 43 million, the Minister said.
“The Egyptian Government recognizes the huge responsibility of organizing a successful [the 2022 UN climate conference (COP27)] Conference,” said Dr. Samir Tantawy, a climate change expert at the United Nations Development Program.
The programs will include one-day trips, cruises and visits to natural protectorates, among others.
The meeting focuses on Africa priorities to COP 27, said the ministry in a statement.
The Egyptian authorities are working around the clock to host, on behalf of the African continent, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 2022 (COP 27) in Sharm El-Sheikh on November 6-18, 2022
The award will be given to winners from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) member states.
One of the hurdles of combating climate change impacts was the lack of awareness of its gravity, said Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, the president-designate of the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), stressed Tuesday the need for collective global efforts to deliver on climate pledges and turn them into reality.
That was during a recorded speech at a roundtable on climate initiatives in Africa.
The Egyptian initiative includes holding five major regional roundtables.
Minister Fouad stated earlier this week thathe number of attendees is expected to range between 25,000-30,000.
Egypt's ambassador in Berlin, Khaled Galal said that President Abdel Fattah al Sisi have a very busy schedule during his visit in Germany.
The meeting tackled the logistical preparations for the UN COP27 Summit, slated for November.
The message was handed over to the Bahraini King by Egyptian Ambassador to the kingdom Yasser Mohamed Ahmed Shaaban at Al-Safriya Palace on Wednesday, El Belad Press reported.
'Youth Love Egypt' and Orange joined forces, under the auspices of the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources, to implement a campaign for cleaning the Nile River ahead of COP 27.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry was received early on Monday by his Luxembourgish counterpart Jean Asselborn.