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COP27 Host Says Priority to Help Africa During Energy Transition

  • Egyptian president says climate summit needs fair decrees
  • African nations shouldn’t miss benefits of oil and gas
Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi  

Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi  

Photographer: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images

Helping African nations during the clean energy transition should be a priority of COP27 climate talks in Egypt later this year, according to the host country’s president.

The continent shouldn’t miss out on the financial benefits of its oil and gas reserves, and the November summit in Sharm El-Sheikh needs to reach balanced, fair and objective resolutions to support African countries, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said. He added that the energy sector has provided decades of wealth for rich nations.