On Monday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said that all scientific reports clearly confirm that climate change has become an existential threat to many countries and societies across the world.
Addressing a high-level session, which was held on the sidelines of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue XII, Sisi stressed that it is no longer possible to postpone the implementation of climate-related pledges and commitments to face the imminent threat of climate change.
El-Sisi stressed that the Petersberg dialogue has become an important forum to mobilize international consensus on the political level on climate action.
The Egyptian president added that the heat wave currently being faced by Europe is the best evidence of the urgent need to address the crisis of climate change.
“This should prompt us all to intensify our efforts, especially since all world parties have agreed that the priority during the next stage is to implement the Paris Agreement, and to transform the nationally determined contributions into an actual reality, within the framework of the international principles governing international climate action,” Sisi noted.
President Sisi added: “A major aspect of the Egyptian presidency’s efforts for the COP27 is currently focused on making the Global Climate Summit a milestone in the field of international climate action, which contributes to maintaining international momentum and affirming the commitment of all governmental and non-governmental parties to fulfill their promises and pledges.”
El-Sisi stressed that Egypt will spare no effort to make the World Climate Summit a success by providing the appropriate environment for all parties to states, international organizations and civil society in order to achieve real progress on various tracks
During his current visit to Berlin, President El-Sisi is scheduled to hold several meetings with a host of German officials, including German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, to discuss ways of boosting bilateral ties.
The meetings come within the framework of the two countries’ keenness on promoting cooperation and continuing consultation on a range of issues of mutual interest.