Egyptian Officials Hold Meetings in Europe, Tackling Human Rights, Environmental Issues

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Egyptian Officials Hold Meetings in Europe, Tackling Human Rights, Environmental Issues

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, president-designate of COP27, co-chaired a ministerial meeting on climate pledges hosted by Copenhagen on Thursday.

Britain’s Minister of State at the Cabinet Office Alok Sharma, President of COP26, and Danish Minister of Climate, Energy and Utilities Dan Jorgensen also chaired the meeting.

It was attended by Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and several ministers and officials from the UNFCCC member states and civil society figures.

According to Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez, Shoukry underlined the importance of the meeting to exchange views and experiences on aspects of implementing international climate action.

As president-designate of COP27, Shoukry explained that this could be done by implementing outcomes of the Paris climate agreement and fulfilling national pledges to reduce emissions, in addition to other pledges announced during the meeting in Glasgow last year.

Shoukry later met with the Danish Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, as part of his visit to Copenhagen, Hafez said.

He said Cairo is keen to advance relations with Denmark and bolster ties at the political, economic, cultural and parliamentary levels.

He expressed his aspiration to increase the rate of trade exchange between the two countries and open the way for increasing Egyptian exports

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