President Sisi reviews preparations for Egypt’s hosting of COP 27

During a meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and several ministers, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi discussed the work of Egypt’s high ministerial committee for preparing for COP 27 in Sharm El-Sheikh next November. As a result, the president directed that all necessary resources be mobilized to equip Sharm El-Sheikh at the highest level and that stakeholders continue to coordinate their efforts so this global event can take place.

President Sisi reviews preparations for Egypt's hosting of COP 27In addition, he said that hosting the 27th Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP 27) would reflect Egypt’s regional and international position and demonstrate its capabilities. Throughout the conference, he said, the country’s massive efforts to achieve a green transformation, protect the environment, and develop clean energy should be highlighted, including natural gas, electricity, solar energy, wind power, green hydrogen, and environmentally friendly transportation.

The ministerial committee discussed the main topics for the upcoming conference, the expected outcomes, and the ongoing coordination with the current British presidency. The Egyptian position on the substantive aspects of transitioning COP 27 from pledges to actions and advancing national and African concerns on climate change was also presented, particularly regarding adaptation and mitigation of the effects of this phenomenon.

At the meeting, participants discussed the latest developments in coordination with the UN Secretariat regarding procedures, logistics, and organizational details associated with providing various services to participants, particularly mobility, accommodations, communications, and health services, as well as the use of the conference to promote tourism and the economy of Egypt.

Additionally, the committee reviewed the technical aspects of working with international partners and mobilizing funding, as well as the budget concept and efforts to prepare and train human resources to manage the conference. Security aspects also were discussed, including the Unified Emergency Network, the efficiency of basic services, and defining a unified visual identity for Sharm El-Sheikh to become an image of Egypt.