Climate control efforts shouldn't hinder Africa's development plans: Sisi to continent's leaders

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 16:55
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi told African leaders on Tuesday that the climate control recommendations reached during the 2015 Paris Climate Conference should not hinder development plans on the African continent, assuring of Egypt's full commitment to international efforts and agreements to combat climate change.
El-Sisi made the comments during his speech at the meeting of the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC), which was held on the sidelines of the 28th African General Assembly in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
The president spoke of the significance of the meeting, as it comes in the framework of the agreements reached during the Paris and Marrakech conventions on climate change to hold the average global temperature at 2°C.