Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi today (14 October 2021) ahead of next month’s COP26 Summit.
The Prime Minister congratulated the President on Egypt’s nomination to host COP27, and they agreed to work together in Glasgow to make next month’s summit a success.
The Prime Minister welcomed Egypt’s leadership on transitioning to renewable energy. He encouraged President Sisi to commit to no new coal power and to come forward with an ambitious Nationally Determined Contribution ahead of COP26 to cut emissions.
They also discussed deepening defence and security cooperation across a range of shared priorities.
On Libya, the leaders noted the importance of working towards democratic national elections later this year and the swift withdrawal of foreign mercenary forces.
The Prime Minister said he is looked forward to seeing President Sisi in Glasgow next month and driving forward global climate action.
In November, the UK will host an event many believe to be the world’s best last chance to get runaway climate change under control.
This year will be the 26th annual summit – giving it the name COP 26. With the UK as president, COP 26 takes place in Glasgow.
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