Egypt keen to distance climate talks from latest geopolitical developments at COP27: FM

CAIRO – 8 June 2022: Egypt, president of the UN Climate Change conference (COP27) is keen to distance climate negotiations from the most recent geopolitical developments, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told a gathering for the Group of 77 and China in Germany’s Bonn.

The members of the Group of 77 and China are participating within the 56th session of the subsidiary bodies happening between 6 and 16 June on the World Convention Center Bonn.

Shoukry, president-designate of COP27, also hosted a gathering for heads of different geographic and political groups participating within the climate change negotiations on Wednesday.

This could enhance trust amongst all parties of the negotiations and be sure that the negotiating process runs easily and yield the specified results, Shoukry said throughout the meetings.



Shoukry reviewed the priorities of the Egyptian presidency of COP27, on top of which is fulfilling climate pledges and ensuring that the conference yield balanced results that address the assorted problems with priorities.

This especially includes reducing emissions, climate adaptation, addressing the harms attributable to climate change, and securing climate funding, Shoukry explained.

Shoukry highlighted the vital role played by the Group of 77 and China to advance the interests of the developing countries regarding climate change negotiations.

He added that Egypt looks forward to having the group’s support to the efforts exerted by Egypt because the president of COP27 in making a climate of trust amongst all parties concerned with the climate motion in a way that contributes to the conference’s success.

Shoukry also expressed Egypt’s aspiration for the high-level participation of heads of states and governments throughout the summit that the Egyptian president will host on 7-8 November on the sidelines of COP27.

Egypt also looks forward for the participation of all countries and parties concerned with climate motion in all of the conference’s activities in a way that highlights the good importance the international community attaches to face climate change amid the assorted and consecutive international developments.








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