Sharm El Sheikh, – Vice President KH Ma’ruf Amin and Mrs. Hj. Wury Ma’ruf Amin have arrived in Sharm El Sheikh, Arab Republic of Egypt, on Sunday evening (06/07/2022) to attend a series of activities at the 27th United Nations Climate Change Summit or the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP).

The Vice President and his entourage landed at Sharm El Sheikh International Airport at around 18.30 local time, after taking a flight from Cairo. Dignitaries to welcome the arrival of the Vice President on the plane, Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation Rania Al-Mashat, Indonesian Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar, and Indonesian Defense Attaché in Egypt Aria Sanggita Saleh.

The next day, Monday (11/07/2022), the Vice President will represent President Joko Widodo at the opening of the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP) at the Sharm El Sheikh International Convention Center.

Not only that, after attending the opening of the summit, the Vice President is also scheduled to deliver a speech on the High-Level Segment agenda. At this event, all heads of state/government were allowed to deliver speeches, including the Vice President whose order is 33rd after the Vice President of Kuwait.

For information, the previous Climate Change Summit, namely COP26, was held on 31 October-12 November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland, with the theme “Leading Action Together Climate”. The UK acted as President and Italy as the organizing partner for the 2020-2021 period. At this summit, President Jokowi was present and gave a speech at the World Leaders Summit on Forest and Land Use.

In addition to Mrs. Wury Ma’ruf Amin, also accompanied the Vice President on a working visit to Sharm El Sheikh, including the Head of the Vice President Secretariat Ahmad Erani Yustika, Deputy for Human Development Policy Support and Equality Development Suprayoga Hadi, Director General of Asia Pacific and Africa Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abdul Kadir Jailani, Special Staff for the Vice President for Communication and Information Masduki Baidlowi, Special Staff for the Vice President for General Affairs Masykuri Abdillah, Acting Head of State Protocol/Director of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Simon Djatwoko Irwantoro Soekarno, and Head of Baznas Noor Ahmad. (DMA/LHS-BPMI Setwapres)