Egypt’s FM Shoukry chairs 1st meeting of ‘COP27 Friends’ group


CAIRO – 19 October 2022: Egypt’s Foreign Minister and President-Designate of the twenty seventh session of the UN climate conference (COP27) Sameh Shoukry on Wednesday presided over the primary ‘Friends of COP27’ group meeting, which was held via video conferencing.

Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Abu Zeid said that the Friends of COP27 serves as a casual consultative framework, including a high-level group of experts in the sphere of climate change, former presidents of climate change conferences and ministers of environment.

Throughout the meeting, Shoukry said that the conference represents a chance for international parties to affirm their solidarity, unity and commitment to confronting climate change.

Shoukry also listened to the participants’ views on ways to take care of climate challenge on the international level.

The meeting also reviewed ways to attain goals sought by Egypt during its presidency of COP27 by moving from the stage of pledges to the stage of actual implementation on the bottom.

Meanwhile, the participants within the meeting expressed their confidence in Egypt’s ability to arrange the conference successfully and produce the hoped-for results to reinforce international climate motion.




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