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Egypt to link Nile dam crisis to wider water issues at COP27

Egypt will host COP27 Climate summit in November amid the continued faltering of negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrives for the COP26 UN Climate Summit, Glasgow, Ireland, Nov. 1, 2021.

CAIRO — Egypt is planning to raise the water issue at the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP27), which it will be hosting in Sharm el-Sheikh later this year, and is expected to attract great international attendance.

On May 9, Egyptian Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad said during a meeting with Italian Ambassador to Cairo Michele Quaroni that Egypt will raise the water issue during the COP27 as a new topic in climate conferences.

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