Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, president-elect of the upcoming UN climate change conference, received a phone call from US climate envoy John Kerry on Thursday.
Shoukry told Kerry that his country is looking forward to high-level American participation in the COP27 United Nations Climate Change Conference 2022, to be held in the resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh in November.
The officials discussed bilateral coordination on climate change and other issues related to international climate action.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez said Shoukry welcomed the ongoing cooperation between the two countries on climate, clean energy and green transition.
He reviewed the results of the FM’s visit to the German city of Bonn earlier this month, where he spoke with a number of international officials, groups and parties concerned with climate action.
The meetings were held within the framework of the 56th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ( UNFCCC).
Shoukry stressed that Cairo is prioritizing climate change and efforts to mitigate its impact in Africa.