President El-Sisi Meets with UN Secretary-General
Tuesday، 01 November 2022 - 12:00 AM
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. António Guterres, on the margins of the Arab Summit in Algeria.
The Spokesman for the Egyptian Presidency said that the President welcomed the Secretary-General of the United Nations, stressing Egypt's keenness to further promote cooperation with the United Nations in various fields to support international peace and security. President El-Sisi also emphasized the importance of promoting coordination efforts with the United Nations to enhance its primary role in addressing priority issues for developing countries.
President El-Sisi also affirmed Egypt's appreciation for the fruitful and growing cooperation with the United Nations regarding the issue of climate change and its impact on the world. In this regard, the President noted that Egypt is hosting COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh this November and stressed Egypt's endeavors to adopt a comprehensive vision that includes the needs of developing countries, while taking into account the capabilities of developed countries. The main objective is to reach practical solutions and internationally applicable commitments with regard to facing climate challenges, thus achieving the UN sustainable development goals.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations praised Egypt's distinguished position and its active role in the multilateral international system, expressing his appreciation for the extended cooperation between Egypt and the United Nations and Egyptian participation in the various activities of the organization.
Guterres also expressed his aspiration for the Sharm el-Sheikh summit since it will mark a milestone in the climate change issue, commending Egypt’s relevant historical positions, particularly since it is one of the first developing countries to adopt decisive policies on climate change. This is in addition to national efforts currently made regarding environment issues and green transformation. These efforts also include confronting climate change, through building green cities, switching to clean transportation, issuing green bonds, as well as adopting the National Climate Change Strategy 2050.
The meeting exchanged visions on the developments on a number of regional files and issues, particularly the Libyan crisis. It also discussed the ongoing preparations for the Climate Summit, especially with regard to cooperation to promote existing efforts to adopt the principle of joint responsibility as a basis governing the responsibilities of developed and developing countries regarding climate issues. The importance of having developed countries provide technical and financial assistance to developing countries to help them move forward in implementing their environmental commitments has been emphasized.