Today, Monday, international newspapers focused on highlighting a number of important events and news in Egypt, including Egypt’s efforts to produce green fuel in the Suez Canal Economic Zone and its ambition to become a main and regional center for future renewable energy. in addition to the recovery witnessed by the Egyptian tourism sector and the leading position of the country.List of countries that have experienced a real recovery in the second quarter of this year.
International newspapers today also addressed the UAE’s support for Egypt in the context of hosting the “COP 27” climate conference this year. “Al-Dustour” follows the most prominent statements in the international press about Egypt in the following lines:
Golf Business highlights Egypt’s efforts to produce green hydrogen
The English-language magazine Emirates Golf Business highlighted the signing of two new memoranda of understanding by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates on cooperation in the development of green hydrogen production plants in the Suez Canal Economic Zone, noting that Egypt represents an early engine in the global hydrogen market. and owns abundant renewable energy sources that qualify it to become a major and regional hub for the sector in the future.
The magazine reported in a report on its website today, Monday, that two memoranda of understanding were signed yesterday, Sunday, between the Egyptian government – represented by the General Authority for the Suez Canal Economic Zone, the Sovereign Wealth Fund. Egypt. , The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company, the New and Renewable Energy Authority – and the Abu Dhabi Energy Company. The future is Masdar of the UAE, one of the world’s leading companies in the field of renewable energy, and Hassan Allam Utilities Company, the investment and development arm of the Hassan Allam Holding Group.
The magazine quoted Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly as confirming that the state is working to encourage investment in green energy projects, thanks to Egypt’s potential to qualify it to become an important major regional center in this vital area. which is expected to change. the shape of the global energy system during the next phase and would also accelerate the process of energy transition in the region.
The magazine also quoted Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology of the United Arab Emirates and Chairman of the Board of Directors of “Masdar”, as saying, “Partnership agreements between Egypt and the United Arab Emirates to explore and develop green hydrogen production demonstrate the strength of the close relationship between the two countries, and also depend on their position as an early driver in the field.The global hydrogen market, adding, “We look forward to working with our partners in “Egypt to make practical progress on transition energy that will bring significant benefits to the economy and climate.”
She noted that the Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Hala Al-Said, indicated that Egypt enjoys abundant sources of solar and wind energy that would provide a suitable ground for renewable energy projects at a competitive cost, in addition to its proximity to global markets. seeking to import green hydrogen, explaining that these capabilities allow Cairo to have significant growth for the sector in the future.
The magazine noted that the two memoranda of understanding add to a number of projects that the Egyptian state is implementing within the economic zone of the Suez Canal in Ain Sukhna, as it is a distinct and main place overlooking the Red Sea and the Mediterranean. , which qualifies it as a regional hub for refueling ships, noting that these projects coincide with Egypt ‘s preparations to host the COP27 climate conference this year.
– “Travel Plus” highlights the recovery of the tourism sector in Egypt
Forward Keys, which specializes in analyzing trends in airline booking and leading the way in air travel consulting, found that Egypt ranks second on the list of countries making a path to a real recovery in the tourism sector in Africa and Middle East, with the return of travel The international nature of its nature following the recent decline in the rate of Corona infection, and the continued opening up of the world and the lifting of border restrictions after the epidemic.
According to what is reported by the American site “Travel Plus” for travel and tourism, the Middle East region showed the first signs and indicators of real recovery of the tourism industry and Egypt came in second place with an increase in number. international arrivals during the second quarter of 2022, exceeding the regional average of 33 percent. He added that Hurghada International Airport ranks first in terms of international flight bookings, according to data from travel company Forward Keys.
The company data stated that Hurghada International Airport witnessed a 17% increase in bookings from the beginning of April to last June, with an increase in the number of visitors and arrivals from abroad to Egypt as well as the wider region.
The site noted that the UK offers the largest source market for travel in the Middle East with a market share of 13 per cent, representing a good performance after a six per cent drop from 2019 levels, while the United States increased the tourism market. in the region with a slightly smaller market share of 11%, indicating that the US market is leading the recovery of travel in the Middle East and is at the forefront of tourism export markets, which is pushing the region towards a real recovery of the sector in general.
“Given all the challenges the tourism sector has faced recently, this is an encouraging achievement for the region,” the website quoted Olivier Ponty, vice president of Forward Keys, as saying.
African market expert Shengai George was also quoted as saying, “We always believe last minute bookings are the norm and bookings increase overnight when travel restrictions are eased, but we are seeing increased consumer confidence in long-haul flights.” “long in the Middle East. again, especially as Americans began to… Revive travel markets around the world now.”
“The National” emphasizes the support of the United Arab Emirates for Egypt in the “Cup 27”
The National newspaper covered the reception of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry, the Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology of the United Arab Emirates, the Special Envoy of the United Arab Emirates for Climate Change, Sultan bin Ahmed Al-Jaber, in Cairo on Sunday and the expression of the latter. of his desire to increase cooperation and support with Egypt in preparing for the organization of the Climate COP27 conference, noting the importance of this conference and the climate issues that have been made at the top of the international political agenda.
In its report published on its website, the newspaper noted that Sameh Shoukry, the appointed president of the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 27) and the Special Envoy of the United Arab Emirates on Climate Change, exchanged views on global climate action, adding that the meeting included a discussion of the efforts of the State of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates towards the issue of climate change, especially that the United Arab Emirates will to host the planned “COP 28” Climate Summit. for 2023 after Egypt hosted “COP 27” in November this year.
He quoted Sultan bin Ahmed Al-Jaber as saying on Twitter, “It was a pleasure to meet with Sameh Shoukry, the Egyptian Foreign Minister, the appointed president of COP27. We had a positive discussion about the common priorities and cooperation for the success of the climate conference. in Sharm El-Sheikh ”.
She noted the UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change’s statement that, in addition to advancing climate action, the UAE will continue to work to consolidate achievements made in previous meetings and conferences on climate change issues. climate change, to build bridges and build partnerships, and to adopt a comprehensive and positive approach.
The Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology had indicated, during a meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, that Egypt and the United Arab Emirates had agreed to form a joint working group, so that the Egyptian team could be supported as part of ongoing preparations for The 27th session of the conference, and at the same time the Emirates working group would gain experience and learn from the Egyptian experience before the start of preparations for taking over the chairmanship of the 28th session of the conference.