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Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Shoukry calls for compromise at climate talks

Climate change negotiations need not be a “zero-sum game” between developing and developed countries, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said yesterday, calling on governments to compromise at the upcoming COP27 summit in November. The current heatwave in Europe is “a testament to the necessity of all of us moving together,” Shoukry said during a press conference with German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock on the sidelines of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin (watch, runtime: 23:04).

Key COP27 talking points: Shoukry touched on the government’s key themes ahead of the summit in Sharm El Sheikh of loss and damage, support to climate-vulnerable communities, and the climate finance gap. Shoukry also held talks with US climate envoy John Kerry in Berlin, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

El Sisi also met with the German foreign minister: The president discussed with Baerbock the crisis in Ukraine and its repercussions on the global economy, as well as climate change, a statement by Ittihadiya read.

El Sisi is now in Serbia: El Sisi was greeted by his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vučić after flying yesterday from Berlin to the Serbian capital of Belgrade, Ittihadiya said. The pair are set to discuss strengthening political and economic ties.

Egypt wants Africa to have a seat at the G20: Egypt is one of several African nations calling for the African Union to be represented at the G20, Bloomberg reports. “Having Africa as a member through the African Union, will strengthen the G-20,” a letter signed by the finance ministers of Egypt, Ghana and Senegal seen by the business newswire.

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