The Minister of Environment meets with the President of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification to discuss the launch of a joint initiative, during COP27
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The Minister of Environment meets with the President of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification to discuss the launch of a joint initiative, during COP27

The Minister of Environment meets with the President of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification to discuss the launch of a joint initiative, during COP27

9/6/2022

Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, met with the President of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, UNCCD, and former Minister of Water and Forests of Côte d'Ivoire, Alain Richard Donohue, to discuss bilateral cooperation to achieve a joint initiative during COP27.

The Minister of Environment welcomed the President of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and indicated that it was important to bring together the Conference to Combat Desertification, COP15, the Climate Conference, COP27 and the Conference on Biological Diversity, COP15, according to the initiative of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, as these agreements were born together in 1992, and the Minister emphasized that these agreements deal with the same environmental issues, which are inseparable from each other.

For his part, Donohue appreciated the cooperation with Egypt and stressed that it is a great opportunity for Africa to chair both conferences: COP15 and COP27. He also indicated that the areas of cooperation between Egypt and Cote d'Ivoire could include combating deforestation and agriculture because Egypt can help with new agricultural technologies.