Canada’s Minister for International Development discusses aspirations to increase investment in Egypt
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with Canadian International Development Minister Harjit Sajan on Sunday to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral relations and other topics of common interest.
Shoukry pointed to the remarkable development of bilateral relations between the two countries in recent years, which is reflected in the mutual keenness to consult each other on many regional and international issues of common interest.
The two sides also discussed the importance of strengthening cooperation between their countries in various areas of development, particularly in the sectors of health, rural development, women’s empowerment and capacity building within the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In addition, Shoukry expressed Egypt’s aspiration to increase the volume of existing projects and Canadian investment in the country by proxy.
Additionally, Shoukry – in his capacity as President-Elect of the upcoming United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP27) – reviewed the most recent developments related to Egypt’s hosting of COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh in November.
He underlined that Egypt’s vision for COP27 focuses on transitioning from pledges to actual implementation on the ground and on the momentum gained at COP26 to mobilize support for global climate action, expressing its desire to strengthen cooperation in the fields of energy and the environment. .