PM Mostafa Madbouly follows preparations for Egypt to host COP27

CAIRO – July 7, 2022: Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly on Thursday chaired a meeting to follow up preparations for the upcoming UN climate change conference COP27, to be held in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh.

Egyptian Cabinet Spokesman Nader Saad said the meeting picked up on a number of initiatives expected to top the COP27 agenda, as well as ongoing preparations by the ministries concerned for the meeting.

The Prime Minister stressed that he was keen to be informed of the latest updates regarding COP27 preparations in order to make the event a success, the spokesman said.

Meanwhile, the meeting dealt with ongoing contacts with major national and foreign companies interested in sponsoring the conference, he added.

During the meeting with the Minister of Electricity and New and Renewable Energies, Mohamed Shaker, Madbouly reiterated the Egyptian state’s ambition to increase reliance on renewable energy, particularly wind power, for electricity generation and water desalination, and to capitalize on green hydrogen as a clean source Energy.

This was done to track the implementation of a number of projects in this important sector.

Nader Saad said the meeting discussed the executive status of a number of clean energy projects and coordination with the United Arab Emirates on a 10 GW wind farm project, the contract for which is expected to be signed after the Eidul Adha holiday.

The meeting also addressed studies on green hydrogen projects and progress in the implementation of the Dabaa nuclear power plant.

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