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White House: Biden will visit Egypt to participate in the climate summit

(CNN)–The White House announced, on Saturday, that US President Joe Biden will visit Egypt to participate in the Climate Summit (COP27), to be held in November.

White House spokeswoman Karen Jean-Pierre said in a statement that Biden will attend the November 11 climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

She added that Biden’s presence “will build on the great work the United States has done to advance the fight against climate change at the global level, and (the US president) will confirm that the world must act in this crucial decade.”

It is noteworthy that Ofir Gendelman, the Israeli Prime Minister’s spokesman for Arab media, announced Thursday that Prime Minister Yair Lapid will attend the climate summit.

Gendelman said, through his account on Twitter: “Prime Minister Lapid will participate in the climate conference that will be held in the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh on November 7.”

On Thursday, a British government spokesman announced that it was “unexpected” that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak would attend the summit, which the United Kingdom hosted its previous version last year in Glasgow.

On Friday, Sunak refused to consider that his failure to attend the climate summit reflects a “massive failure of leadership”, as the opposition “Labour” party claimed, and defended his decision and attributed it to focusing on “internal challenges.”

Speaking to reporters during a visit to a hospital in London, the British prime minister said the “leading role” the UK had shown in tackling climate change was “almost unparalleled” in the world.

In the statement, the White House spokeswoman said that the US president will travel to Cambodia from November 12 to 13 to participate in the annual summit between the United States, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the East Asia Summit “to reaffirm the commitment of the United States, based on the success of the historic summit.” Special Agreement between the United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Washington.

According to the statement, Biden will go to Indonesia from November 13-16 to attend the G20 Leaders Summit, where he will highlight the United States’ commitment to this major forum for economic cooperation with countries that account for more than 80% of global GDP, and will work with G20 partners. To address key challenges such as climate change, the global impact of Russia’s war on Ukraine, including on energy, food security and affordability, and a host of other priorities important to the global economic recovery.

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