Copenhagen, 22 March 2023 (TDI): On 21 March, Foreign Minister of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry, and his Danish counterpart, Lars Lokke Rasmussen, held talks on the sidelines of the COP27 ministerial meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The two officials discussed bilateral relations and ways to improve them, as well as various regional and international issues of mutual concern, including the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, recent developments in the Middle East, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


During the meeting, Foreign Minister Shoukry praised Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s first official visit to Egypt on 13 March, which coincided with the 65th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Egypt and Denmark.

He also applauded the ongoing Danish projects in Egypt, particularly those aimed at transforming the country into a regional hub for Danish companies interested in container trade and clean maritime energy.

Furthermore, Minister Shoukry reiterated Egypt’s readiness to enhance all aspects of political, economic, cultural, and parliamentary relations with Denmark.

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Both sides agreed to strengthen cooperation and maintain coordination and consultations on issues of mutual interest.

Danish Foreign Minister Rasmussen reiterated Denmark’s commitment to enhancing bilateral ties with Egypt and expressed appreciation for Egypt’s presidency of the COP27 Ministerial Meeting.

He also highlighted that Egypt is a key partner in the African region, with significant potential for expanding green cooperation and commercial ties.

Additionally, Minister Rasmussen called “this year’s climate negotiation crucial for the world to avert the most serious consequences of the climate crisis and keep the goal of limiting the global temperature.”

In conclusion, the meeting between the Egyptian and Danish Foreign Ministers at the COP27 ministerial meeting in Copenhagen demonstrated the two countries’ shared commitment to strengthening bilateral relations and expanding cooperation in various sectors.

The officials discussed important regional and international issues and agreed to maintain coordination and consultations on matters of mutual interest.