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Egypt’s President Invites Justin Trudeau to Attend COP27

Wed 20 Jul 2022 | 01:17 PM
Israa Farhan

On July 19, Egypt’s Ambassador to Canada Ahmed Abu Zeid met Marta Morgan, the Canadian deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs to receive an invitation from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to attend COP27 Sharm El-Sheikh.

In a statement after the meeting, Abu Zeid indicated that he was keen to express Egypt’s aspiration for the participation of Trudeau in light of the leading role he plays internationally in the issues of climate change, and the provision of global financing to mitigate climate impacts on the developing countries, in addition to the high priority that these topics occupy for Canadian decision-makers, and Canada’s upcoming hosting of the COP15 Conference on Biopersity.

The Egyptian ambassador also reviewed Egypt’s vision for the COP27 conference, highlighting the importance of the conference coming out with positive results that take into account the balance between various related topics, especially the issues of adaption, mitigation, financing, and addressing losses and damages.

He referred to the efforts exerted by the Egyptian presidency of the conference to engage with all parties and groupings to ensure the expression of the positions of all countries and achieve balanced interests for all.

On her part, Morgan thanked the Egyptian side for inviting Canadian prime minister, expressing her appreciation for Cairo’s efforts to bring the conference out with positive results that take into account the interests of all parties, and her confidence in Cairo’s ability to carry out this task to the fullest.

The Canadian official also stressed the necessity that her country attaches to the issues of climate change, and its effects on countries that suffer from drought, especially in light of linking those impacts to global food security.