India, Egypt : working on environmental cooperation

Ambassador Rahul Kulshreshth met with Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment of Egypt. Photo: RR

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Indian Ambassador to Egypt Rahul Kulshreshth expressed his desire to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries through the implementation of the training program for economic and technical cooperation in various environmental fields, especially climate change.

India has been implementing this program in a number of African countries since April 2018 and would continue until March 2019, according to media reports.

Egypt’s Environment Minister Yasmin Fouad said during her meeting with Kulshreshth, who took post earlier this year, that India was the first country to cooperate with Egypt to transfer the Indian technology used in the biogas units used by people of some Egyptian governorates for domestic purposes.

Biogas is a renewable source of energy. It can be used as a fuel, or it can be placed in gas engines to produce heat and electricity.

Fouad invited Indian environmental companies to attend the Business Forum that is set to be held from November 24 to 25, on the sidelines of the 14th Convention of Biodiversity held in Sharm El-Sheikh.

The Red Sea city is set to be declared an environment friendly city during the United Nations Biodiversity Convention in November.

Fouad earlier expressed hope that the EU supports the efforts exerted to declare the city located in South Sinai a green city.

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