The Minister of International Cooperation meets Ahmed Fathy as part of her activities at the Glasgow Summit
Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, met with Vladislav Kayem, member of the Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change of the United Nations Secretary-General, in the presence of Representative Amira Saber, member of Parliament the Coordination of Youth Parties and Politicians, and Ahmed Fathy, President of the Youth Love Egypt Foundation and National Representative of the African Alliance Climate Change in Egypt, as part of its meetings and activities at the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow, United Kingdom, which was held from October 31 to November 12.
During the meeting, the Minister of International Cooperation stressed that in light of the world facing an unprecedented climate change crisis, young people have a pivotal, important and vital role in facing this crisis by participating in setting policies and creating the required awareness about the risks of climate change, and transferring visions and perspectives to the concerned authorities and those in charge. To develop policies on climate action to be taken into account during the development of plans for mitigation and adaptation to climate change, through youth alliances and civil society organizations that, through their gatherings on the African continent and the world, can push climate action and enhance joint efforts to overcome the repercussions of climate change.
Al-Mashat, a member of the Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change of the United Nations Secretary-General, heard about the group's activities and objectives. In the same context, he congratulated Kayem, the Minister of International Cooperation, on Egypt's success in obtaining hosting the United Nations Climate Conference in its next edition in Sharm Sheikh COP27, looking forward to participating and enhancing communication on supporting climate action in Egypt, stressing the important role of youth in preparing for the upcoming summit in Egypt.
The Minister of International Cooperation was also acknowledged with the African Climate Alliance, which includes in its membership more than 1,500 associations and institutions from 40 African countries and leads African civil society in climate issues.
Representative Amira Saber spoke about the role of legislation that serves the climate issue and that it is the point of contact of the global climate parliament with the Egyptian parliament. President Sisi launched 2022, the year of civil society.