Tajikistan’s Ambassador, Zarobiddin kosimi invited Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment to talk over procedures to strengthen the collaboration between Egypt and Tajikistan in the environmental work field, and set the 2019 memorandum of understanding (MoU) they both signed in motion.

The Minister of Environment commended the countries’ shared effort in tackling environmental issues and promoting all fields of environmental work. She indicated the MoU’s goal to activate their bilateral cooperation on various issues of interest to both sides, which include adapting and eliminating the negative impacts of climate change, and practical methods to preserve and use water in the field of agriculture.

Moreover, Fouad stressed the need to solve water problems, particularly the ones related to raising the saltiness of soil and groundwater, which in turn affects agriculture land and food security in addition to climate-change-related issues. Throughout COP27, Egypt eagerly coordinated with the FAO to launch an initiative for food security in an attempt to lessen climate change’s effect on problems associated with agriculture.

Zarobiddin kosimi prided Egypt’s recent organization of the UN Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP27), asserting Tajikistan’s keenness to best support the shared efforts of both countries in implementing water issues, combating climate change, and acknowledging its impacts. The minister showed interest to participate in the next UN Conference of Parties on climate change (COP28) as well as his desire for his country to host one in the future.

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