Egypt, Jordan Discuss Cooperation in Environment Protection


Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad called for intensifying the efforts exerted between Egypt and Jordan concerning environment protection and the sound management of several environmental projects.

Fouad’s call came during her meeting on Sunday, February 19, with Jordanian Environment Minister Muawieh Radaideh, according to a statement released by the Jordanian Ministry of Environment.

The Egyptian Minister commended Jordan’s key role in achieving the goals of sustainable development, notably the implementation of green projects that contribute to mitigating the impacts of climate change.

She also praised Jordan’s commitment to its international pledges on environmental issues.

On his part, the Jordanian Minister underlined the importance of fostering bilateral cooperation and coordination between the two countries in a way that guarantees sustainability in executing environmental projects.

Radaideh lauded Egypt’s success in hosting the UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, held in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El Shiekh last November.

According to the statement, the two sides exchanged views on the most important environmental issues of common concern and the promotion of bilateral cooperation, as well as the efforts made by Cairo and Amman to face the pressing environmental challenges, specifically in terms of the measures to confront climate change and move to the green economy.

The statement also noted that the pair further probed cooperation in managing natural reserves in a way that serves the interests of the two countries in this area.

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