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Egypt selected as a nominee to host COP27 UN climate summit

Egypt has been selected as a nominee to host the COP27 UN climate talks due to take place next year. 

The US Climate Envoy John Kerry said on Saturday that Egypt has already been selected as the nominee to host the COP27.

Each year, a nation representing a different region of the world takes over the presidency of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the meeting tends to be hosted in that country.

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If nominated, Egypt will be representing the African nations.

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi last month officially declared his country’s interest in hosting the COP27 summit.

This year’s COP26 edition is due to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, in November.

COP Presidency rotates among the five recognized UN regions; Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean, Central and Eastern Europe, and Western Europe.

The climate talks brings together heads of state, climate experts, and campaigners to agree on coordinated action to tackle climate change.

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