“To demonstrate Egypt’s growing commitment to environmental protection”
Carlo and his wife Camilla arrived in Cairo, welcomed by President Abdel-Fattah al Sisi, for their first trip to Egypt since 2006, “to demonstrate Egypt’s growing commitment to environmental protection”, as explained by the office of the Prince.
Today and tomorrow is also a stage of the first trip abroad of a member of the British Royal Family since the beginning of the pandemic, while Queen Elizabeth suspended her public commitments on the advice of doctors. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Egypt from Jordan, where they stayed for two days.
With al Sisi, Carlo discussed issues of common interest, including the fight against terrorism, radicalism and climate change, the spokesman for the Egyptian presidency, Bassam Radi, explained. Egypt will be the next host country of the Conference of the Parties on climate after England presided over the recently concluded COP26 this year.
After the presidential palace, the couple is expected at al-Azhar mosque, where they will be received by the grand imam, Ahmed al-Tayyeb. They will then proceed to Alexandria.