Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Environment Minister Costas Kadis will be in Egypt from Sunday, to take part in the UN climate summit, COP27, which opens in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
President Anastasiades was set to travel to Egypt on Sunday to attend the Summit on Monday and Tuesday, November 7th and 8th, it was announced on Saturday.
In addition to his intervention during the Summit, President Anastasiades will present the initiative undertaken by Cyprus to address climate change in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East region, in an event he will co-organise with the President of Egypt Abdel Fattah El- Sisi on the sidelines of the Summit.
The President will be accompanied by the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, Costas Kadis, who will also take part in the event co-organised by the Cyprus Republic and Egypt.
In a welcome message published on the event’s official page, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said he deeply believes that COP27 “is an opportunity to showcase unity against an existential threat that we can only overcome through concerted action and effective implementation.”
“As incoming Presidency Egypt will spare no effort to ensure that COP27 becomes the moment when the world moved from negotiation to implementation and where words were translated to actions, and where we collectively embarked on a path towards sustainability, a just transition and eventually a greener future for coming generations,” he noted.
Source: Cyprus News Agency