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Egypt rallies African climate consensus ahead of COP27

Egypt has intensified climate policy discussions with African countries ahead of COP27.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrives for the COP26 UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, Ireland, Nov. 1, 2021.

CAIRO — Egypt has recently intensified its discussions with African countries to determine the continent's needs ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP27), which it will host in Sharm el-Sheikh in November.

On March 29, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hosted Eve Masudi, Congo’s deputy prime minister and minister of environment and sustainable development, who conveyed a message from Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi expressing “deep appreciation for the tireless Egyptian efforts led by Sisi to advance the African Union [AU] agenda regarding climate change, with the aim of supporting the joint African position.”

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