On November 11, several countries will meet in Egypt for the 27th conference of the parties on the climate. On this occasion, President Joe Biden will make his first visit to Africa, to a country considered one of his main allies in the Middle East.
US President Joe Biden will visit Egypt on November 11. The announcement was made Friday, October 28 by White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre.
This trip will take place as part of the 27ᵉ UN Climate Conference (COP27) scheduled to take place this year in Sharm el-Sheikh, in the North African country. “At COP27, he will build on the important work the United States has undertaken to advance the fight against global climate change and help the most vulnerable build their resilience to climate impacts, and he will highlight the need for the world to act in this decisive decade,” said Karine Jean-Pierre.
This trip, President Biden’s first to Africa, is part of a tour that will also take the Head of State to Asia. The choice of Egypt, in addition to the opportunity offered by COP27, marks the good state of relations between the two countries. According to the US ambassador to Egypt, Jonathan Cohen, the country of Uncle Sam has invested at least $30 billion in 43 years of cooperation.
Strategic partners on different fronts, Egypt and the USA have been collaborating for several years to maintain the strategic balance with Israel, Turkey and Iran. Moreover, Egypt’s commitment to the preservation of Egyptian-Israeli peace and its role as a key mediator in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a key factor in the consolidation of its relations with the United States.
It should also be noted that the Egyptian army benefits from the military support of the United States, which considers the country of the pharaohs as one of the main actors in the process of stabilization of the Middle East.