Focus on Egypt – Foreign Minister calls on Danish counterpart to increase investments in the country
RIYADH – While Egypt’s foreign minister has urged his Danish counterpart to increase investment in the country, the environment minister is in talks with Germany’s state secretary to help farmers deal with the impact of climate change on agriculture.
In addition, the government of the North African country will address the global economic crisis at an international press conference earlier this week. It has since been reported that a significant percentage of the $819 million Knowledge City has been completed.
· Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has raised the need to quickly change some climate-related targets during the climate ministerial meeting, local newspaper Egypt Today reported.
In addition, the minister discussed possible partnerships between the two countries with Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod, with a focus on boosting Danish investment in the North African country. Egypt will address these issues during the UN Climate Change Conference, or COP27, which it will host later this year.
· Egypt’s Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad discussed ways with Germany’s State Secretary to help farmers adapt to the impacts of climate change on agricultural crops, Meed reported.
In an attempt to curb unwanted effects on crops, both parties proposed setting up an early warning system in the agricultural sector to help farmers predict climate variability.
· An estimated significant percentage of Egypt’s 15 billion Egyptian pounds ($819 million) “Knowledge City” has been completed, Egypt Today reported, citing the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
The project is located in the new administrative capital and covers an area of 200 acres.
· The Egyptian government has announced that it will host an international press conference earlier this week to address the global economic crisis and plans to attract foreign investment to the country, according to Egypt Today.
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