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Egypt expresses readiness to host landmark COP27

Egyptian Government on Thursday, October 27, 2022, says it is ready to host world leaders, delegates and climate stakeholders for COP27, under the banner of “Together for Implementation.”

Sameh Shoukry
Sameh Shoukry, Egyptian Minister for Foreign Affairs and COP27 President Designate

Sameh Shoukry, Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs and COP27 President-Designate, underlined this to an on-ground review of preparations for the summit in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

COP27, which gets underway on Nov. 6 and will host a World Leaders Summit on Nov. 7 and Nov. 8.

The 2022 edition of this United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is expected to be among the largest gatherings of climate stakeholders ever hosted at a COP with over 30,000 delegates registered.

Speaking about the conference preparations, Shoukry said: “The Egyptian COP27 Presidency is ready to host the world climate community in Sharm El Sheikh this November.

“As COP27 Presidency we are doing our utmost to create a conducive environment for successful negotiations and ambitious, credible and concrete outcomes.

“We will set the scene in which we hope that all state and non-state actors will come together with a collaborative and constructive mindset to deliver on climate action.

“I’m confident that the international community will rise to the occasion and ensure a successful and impactful COP27.

“We will continue to urge the international community to take the transformative decisions needed to respond to the gravity of the climate emergency we live,” he said.

By Usman Aliyu

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