Dr. Ali Abu Sunna, CEO of the Environmental Affairs Agency, and Dr. Abdullah bin Ali Al-Omari, Chairman of the Environment Authority in the Sultanate, held a meeting. To discuss a number of environmental issues of mutual cooperation, in the presence of the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Conference, experts specialized in environmental affairs, Ambassador Khaled Radi, Ambassador of Egypt to the Sultanate of Oman, and leaders of the Ministry of Environment.
Abu Sunna explained that the meeting comes on the sidelines of the Oman Conference on Environmental Sustainability 2023, in which he participated on behalf of Dr. Yasmin Fouad, Minister of Environment, which is held in Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman from January 16-19, 2023, and was inaugurated by Yazan bin Haitham bin Tariq Al Said. Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth of the Sultanate of Oman, in the presence of many public figures and leaders interested in environmental issues from the Arab world.
During the meeting, Abu Sunna praised the relations between the Egyptian people and the Omani people, praising the good organization and the great effort to make this important conference a success.
The two parties discussed a number of important environmental issues through which cooperation and experience can be exchanged, including the issue of climate change, natural reserves, environmental awareness and ways to raise environmental awareness of the climate for various groups of society. The meeting also touched on a number of technical issues related to the environment, including new and renewable energy, Green energy and green hydrogen and investing in them.
The two parties agreed to organize a visit for a delegation from the Environment Agency of Oman to the Egyptian Ministry of Environment. Work will also take place during the coming period to activate joint cooperation through the memorandum of understanding signed between the two countries in early June in Muscat, represented in cooperation in a number of fields, including environmental planning for various projects and environmental impact assessment. Management of coastal areas and preservation of the marine environment, biodiversity and rehabilitation of environmental systems, integrated management of hazardous and non-hazardous waste of all kinds, integrated management of natural reserves, in addition to sustainable environmental management of mining projects and rehabilitation of mines to protect the environment, goals and indicators of sustainable development in the field of the environment.
The joint cooperation program between the two countries also includes the areas of training, education and environmental awareness, the development of environmental projects, management of environmental disasters and crises, technology and innovation in environmentally friendly projects, environmental economics and investment in environmental projects, in addition to the management of radioactive sources and radiation examination laboratories, and the sound management of chemicals. Evaluating the quality of the environment (water, air, soil and marine environment), as well as strengthening the system of environmental control and monitoring and environmental databases.