Ottawa: The Minister of International Development Harjit Singh Sajjan has announced that Canada government will contribute $10 million to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)’s new climate-finance initiative in Upper (south) and Lower (north) Egypt.

The Minister said this during his visit to Egypt which was focused on the environment, climate change and food security.

During this visit, he met with several government officials and development partners and also spoke with Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt; Rania Al Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation; Yasmine Fouad and others to work together to support sustainable development, food security, climate action, gender equality, and social services.

Minister Sajjan also reinforced Canada’s commitment to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and address the pandemic’s devastating impacts on people around the world, especially on the most vulnerable.

“By working together with our partners in Egypt, we can support Egyptians in their efforts to become more inclusive, sustainable and resilient. We can help support local solutions to mitigate and adapt to climate change and to increase food security. Canada intends to work with Egypt and the FAO to offer new climate financing for Egyptians as part of Canada’s climate finance program,” Minister Sajjan responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada said in a statement.

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