COP26 President and British politician Alok Sharma and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed climate change issues, priorities and areas of cooperation as part of a post-COP26 meeting to prepare for the next session of the summit in 2022.
The two sides promised to work to advance the guidelines of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement, a joint statement after the meeting read.
“As the current and incoming UNFCCC COP Presidencies, we affirm our joint commitment to accelerating the fight against climate change during this critical decade,” the statement expressed.
The statement further said that the UK and Egypt would strengthen bilateral cooperation to fight climate change and to maintain and build on the current momentum for global climate action.
“We agree to continue close consultations in the months ahead, both on the ministerial and technical levels,” the statement added.