The Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, called on Sunday to activate the integrated management of food, water and energy security problems in the Arab region and warned that food security in particular is “deteriorating” in an alarming way. . .
This happened during the opening of the Environment & Development Forum: The Road to Sharm El Sheikh Climate Change CoP27, which was held on Sunday in conjunction with the Ministry of Environment and with the participation of senior officials and experts from 30 countries.
The official spokesman for the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Gamal Rushdie, said Aboul Gheit emphasized the importance of the forum to enrich the Arab debate on water, climate change, energy and food.
Aboul Gheit said the forum represents a unique opportunity highlighting the importance of the Arab region as a major global energy source, despite severe water poverty.
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He noted that energy, water and food face overlapping issues that require a holistic approach to solve them in order to build national and Arab capacities in these areas.
Aboul Gheit warned of deteriorating food security in the Arab region due to global developments, noting that the issue will be discussed at the level of Arab foreign ministers.
“The Arab League has presented a strategic study on ways to improve Arab food security, which will be presented to the next Arab summit in Algeria,” he said.