Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Aty met on Saturday with Mari Pangestu — the Managing Director for Development Policies and Partnerships at the World Bank — and her accompanying delegation to review cooperation between the ministry and the World Bank in the field of using modern irrigation systems.

The meeting also dealt with coordination between the two sides to present the vision of the nexus between water and climate during the activities of the fifth edition of Cairo Water Week and the Water Pavilion, which will be setup within the activities of the UN Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP 27), as well as cooperation between the two sides in supporting the Coalition of Water and Climate Leaders.

During the meeting, Mari praised the Egyptian state’s policy in the field of switching to modern irrigation systems as a measure that contributes to bridging the food gap and building flexible societies based on sustainable irrigation methods.