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Egypt, Norway to Work Together on Clean Energy Projects

Egypt, Norway to Work Together on Clean Energy Projects

Thursday, 31 March, 2022 - 15:00
A general view of buildings by the Nile River in Cairo, Egypt January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Egypt and Norway on Thursday signed an agreement for several projects to enhance their cooperation in developing renewable energy.


The 27th UN Climate Change Conference will be held in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in November.


“The excellent relations between our countries are broad," Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt said at a press briefing in Cairo with Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.


“They have become broader today with the signing of agreements between the Egyptian government and Norwegian renewable energy company Scatec," she added.


Egypt's Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly attended the signing ceremony between representatives of Egypt's Sovereign Fund, the Norwegian Norfund and Scatec, Norway's leading renewable power producer, according to a Cabinet statement.


The agreement envisages projects for the production of renewable energy, green hydrogen and the building of a green infrastructure in African countries.


“African countries are particularly vulnerable to climate change, and it is positive that Egypt has taken on the responsibility of leading this year’s climate summit," Huitfeldt said Wednesday before arriving in Cairo.


“Norwegian companies are keen on strengthening their presence in Egypt,” Shoukry said. “We can benefit from their expertise and their performance in sectors that are really important to Egypt such as the desalination of water, renewable energy and green hydrogen.”


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