Egypt: The Minister of Environment Yasmin Fouad has emphasized Emirati and Egyptian cooperation in the field of environmental tourism, starting from Cop27 to Cop28, under the introduction of the Green Zone projects coming into implementation with environmental tourism projects.
According to the reports, Yasmin Fouad, Minister of Environment, attended a meeting with Ministerial Coordinator and Climate Conference Envoy, Mr Mohamed Salah Essa, Executive President of MLG Group of Companies and Mrs Lubna Al-Sayegh, Managing Director of the Group, to discuss how to benefit from the green zone in Sharm El-Sheikh city.
On her part, Yasmin Fouad stated that Green Zone projects received many categories during the cop27 climate conference to support tourism projects‘ Environment and create a dialogue on climate change and sustainability.
Furthermore, the ministers also discussed the margins of its participation in the World Summit of Governments held in Dubai, in the presence of Major General Khaled Fouda, Governor of South Sinai and Engineer Enas Samir, Deputy Governor of South Senai.
The Minister of the Environment confirmed that the meeting aims to discuss the new Egyptian cooperation in the field of environmental sustainability and climate change by promoting the concept of environmental tourism.
Yasmin Fouad further noted that environmental tourism is a promising field initiative by the Ministry of the Environment through the Eco Egypt nature reserves promotional campaign, promoting 13 eco-tourism destinations within The nature reserves.
During her speech, the minister Yasmin Fouad pointed out that the green zone at the cop27 climate conference behind the botanical garden of the Ministry of Environment in Sharm El-Sheikh to receive delegations from youth, women, civil society, the private sector and different universities to discuss the thematic days.
She addressed that it is a sign that the green zone is the legacy of the cop27 climate congress, where special voices were expressed. Humanity included several activities aimed at sustainability, either using electric means of transportation or providing the local community with South Sinai foods that reflect their popular and cultural heritage.
Notably, the Minister of Environment clarified that cooperation with the Emirati side aims to link the idea of visiting nature reserves in Sharm El-Sheikh, which represent Nabq and Ras Mohammed Reserves, with the visit to the green area in the conference and the Botanical Garden.
She concluded that the initiative includes a program for children to introduce nature reserves through the Natural History Museum in the Botanical Garden with the importance of having a technology centre The greenery inside the central park in Sharm El-Sheikh which was created in association with the ministry and the governorate.