Egypt discusses energy, justice and counter-terrorism efforts with EU, Belgian officials – Foreign Affairs – Egypt


Egypt’s Ambassador to the European Union Badr Abdel-Atti during his meeting with European and Belgian officials on Saturday, March 26, 2022. Photo courtesy of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Facebook page.

According to the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Abdel-Atti discussed preparations for the upcoming visit of European Green Deal chief Frans Timmermans to Cairo with the head of his cabinet, Diederik Samsom.

Timmermans’ visit comes as Cairo prepares for the upcoming UN climate change summit (COP27) in November in Sharm el-Sheikh. The head of the EU Green Deal will discuss boosting cooperation between Egypt and the EU in the field of energy and green transformation, according to the Foreign Ministry.

In addition to preparations for Timmerman’s visit, Abdel-Atti discussed with Samsom cooperation in traditional and renewable energy, including Egypt’s energy capabilities, as well as recent national mega-projects related to green transformation, in particular the production of Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) and hydrogen.

The two officials also discussed strengthening cooperation with the EU to support Egypt in its presidency of the upcoming climate change summit.

Badr Abdel-Atti also met with Luc De Lobel, an expert from the European Commissioner for Justice, to discuss ways to strengthen judicial cooperation between the EU and Egypt. They also discussed how Egypt could take advantage of the cooperation frameworks developed by the EU, particularly in terms of training.

Abdel-Atti and De Lobel also discussed cooperation in the field of counter-terrorism and reviewed Egypt’s efforts in this area.

Ambassador Abdel-Atti met with Deputy Managing Director of (hub.Brussels) Annelore Isaac, where they discussed ways to strengthen business relations with Egypt and Belgium.

During the meeting attended by the Commercial Attaché of the Egyptian Embassy in Brussels, the Egyptian Ambassador discussed Egypt’s current megaprojects in the fields of construction, highways, clean energy and renewable.

He also referred to ongoing efforts in Egypt to host COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh in November.

For his part, Isaac hailed the promising investment opportunities in the upcoming COP27 conference as well as in the Egyptian market.

She also revealed that (hub. Brussels) was preparing with her Belgian counterparts to prepare a visit in October for Belgian companies working or interested in working in Egypt in the fields of infrastructure, renewable energy, digital transformation and transport. smart.

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