Signature of a cooperation agreement in the field of the environment

A cooperation agreement was signed between Egypt and Morocco in the field of environment and sustainable development in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, on the sidelines of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change (COP27).

This agreement, signed by Leila Benali, Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, and her counterpart Yasmine Fouad, Egyptian Minister of the Environment, stems from the conviction of the two countries in the need to intensify efforts at the national level. and Arab to protect the environment and their awareness of similar environmental challenges in both countries.

The agreement takes into consideration recent developments in this field at national and international levels, and revolves around the implementation of cooperation activities through several mechanisms, including the exchange of experiences and information. , access to environmental strategies and policies in the two countries, and the encouragement of partnerships at the level of technical experts and between all parties working in the field of environmental protection in the two countries.

The said convention also includes the implementation of joint environmental studies and projects, as well as the coordination of positions between the two countries through the presence, participation and exchange of views in the meetings of the League of Arab States, the United Nations Environment Assembly and other official and unofficial international organizations.

It covers several areas, including the institutional and legislative framework for the environment and sustainable development, the environmental assessment of projects, the adaptation and mitigation of climate change, the development of renewable energies, the integrated management of coastal areas, the fight against marine pollution and the integrated management of transboundary solid and hazardous waste.

In addition, it provides for cooperation in the field of integrated management of nature reserves, conservation of biodiversity and rehabilitation of ecosystems, environmental planning for the sustainable development of urban and rural areas, environmental indicators, sustainable development, environmental education, modern technologies, environmental innovation and ecological economies.

Morocco and Egypt maintain distinguished relations at all political, economic, cultural and media levels, characterized by continuous understanding and coordination on issues of national, regional and international joint action, in order to make international relations in the service of stability and development in both countries.

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