Environment minister heads to Nairobi for China-Africa ministerial mtg
Minister of Environment Khaled Fahmy - YOUM7/Sami Waheeb

CAIRO: Minister of Environment Khaled Fahmy headed Tuesday evening to Nairobi to take part in the China-Africa ministerial meeting on environment cooperation from June 25 to June 27, Youm7 reported.

“This event is one of the most important environmental and scientific conferences since its establishment by African governments in 1985,” Fahmy told Youm7 Wednesday.

The 2-day meeting will be attended by the United Nations High Commissioner for environmental affairs and will include the preparations for the 15th meeting of African Ministerial Conference on the Environment scheduled to be held in September in Gouna, Egypt.

Fahmy added that the conference would provide a platform for the ministers to follow-up on the key outcomes of the Rio+20 summit, as well as the development of the plan for the environment initiative of NEPAD, and the UN Environment Program (UNEP).

He also added that this event aims at building African capacities in the field of environmental management and promote environmental regional and sub-regional initiatives and strategies.

The head of environmental management at the Environment Ministry, Atwa Hussein, told Youm7 Wednesday that the conference would”enhance and improve the future outlook for the African environment.”

According to the UN news center, more than 1,200 high level participants, including Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, are taking part in the two day meeting.

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