Vice Chairman of the National Organizing Committee (NOC) of the 10th World Water Forum Basuki Invited the Egyptian Government to Lead the African Region in the 10th World Water Forum
Stockholm - Vice Chairman of the National Organizing Committee (NOC) of the 10th World Water Forum Basuki Hadimuljono invited the Egyptian Government to take the lead and become the African region's coordinator at the 10th World Water Forum in Bali in 2024.
"We hope and thank Egypt for its willingness as the President of the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) to take the leadership role of the African region at the 10th World Water Forum in Bali in 2024. This direction aims to inspire other countries in Africa and the Middle East to show their commitment to the forum as well as strengthen Egypt-Indonesia relations," said the Vice Chairman Basuki during a bilateral meeting with the Egyptian Minister of Water Resource and irrigation who is also the President of the Council of Minister of Water Resources in Africa Continent, period 2023-2025 Hani Sewilam, on Monday (21/8/2023).
He added that the Indonesian government also plans to invite the president of Egypt to be present in the 10th World Water Forum in Bali as well as in Bandung Spirit Water Summit which was inspired by the Asian-African Conference in Indonesia in 1955.
In the near future, the Vice Chairman Basuki said, the Indonesian government will organize the 2nd Stakeholder Consultation Meeting (SCM) on 12-13 October 2023 in Bali. "This meeting will discuss the latest water issues through 3 processed, namely political, Regional, and Thematic," said the Vice Chairman Basuki.
Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Hani Sewilam said that the Egyptian government would fully support the upcoming 10th World Water Forum in Bali by encouraging its neighboring countries, including the African, Middle East and Arab countries to actively participate in the forum.
"The Egyptian government hosted the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 27) in 2022, where one of the working groups was focused on water and Climate Change Adaptation. Egypt is currently one of the global leaders in the water sector, so we hope to continue our role in the 10th World Water Forum next year," said Minister Hani Sewilam.
On this occasion, the Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Hani Sewilam also presented the results of the United Nations climate conference, Conference of the parties (COP27), together with the World meteorological Organization (WMO) called Action for Water Adaptation and Resilience (AWARE).
"One of the tangible programs from this AWARE initiative is the capacity building in climate change adaptation, water, sanitation and irrigation," said Minister Hani Sewilam.
The Vice Chairman Basuki Hadimuljono said that since Indonesia and Egypt had been working together for a long time, especially in the water and sanitation sector, it was very possible to develop cooperation in other fields, such as climate change and energy. "We hope there will be better results from this AWARE initiative," he added.
National Organizing Committee of the 10th World Water Forum