New British PM says will attend COP27 in Egypt this month

CAIRO – 2 November 2022: Recent British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Wednesday that he would attend the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP27) in Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh city this month.

“There isn’t any long-term prosperity without motion on climate change. There isn’t any energy security without investing in renewables. That’s the reason I’ll attend COP27 next week: to deliver on Glasgow’s legacy of constructing a secure and sustainable future,” Sunak said on Twitter.

Sunak’s remarks put an end to speculations on whether he’ll partake in the worldwide summit, which is about to receive dozens of world leaders and heads of states from 6-18 November.

Late last month, a Downing Street spokesman stressed that the brand new UK premier is not going to attend COP27 over “depressing domestic challenges”.

In October, Egypt has urged the UK to not backslide on climate motion, addressing Sunak, who only took post late in October.

Egypt also expressed hope that King Charles, who the Buckingham Palace had said he wouldn’t attend COP27 based on then-UK premier Liz Truss, can attend the summit.

King Charles is about to carry a reception ahead of COP27 on Friday on the palace with the attendance of greater than 200 international business leaders, decision makers, and NGOs, based on media reports.

Egypt is preparing to host the climate summit starting Sunday with a spotlight to induce developed countries to satisfy their climate commitments and switch climate pledges into motion in all fields of climate motion.


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