Emirates News Agency - Sharif Al Olama: The UAE is keen to cooperate with the international community to face energy challenges


BALI, 3rd September / WAM/ His Excellency Sherif Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure for the Energy and Petroleum Sector, affirmed that the UAE, under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, "may God protect him", is keen on constructive cooperation with the international community in order to Facing the challenges the world is witnessing in the energy sector with the aim of pushing efforts towards achieving stability for the peoples of the world, moving forward in developing the energy sector, especially clean energy, and investing in the future through a realistic view that supports the global prosperity system.

This came during the participation of His Excellency, representing the UAE, in the meeting of the energy ministers of the Group of Twenty (G20) summit, which was held yesterday morning on the island of Bali in Indonesia, which is chairing the group's meetings for the current year.

The scholars praised the efforts of the Indonesian side in managing the G20 meetings with high efficiency, which embodies the qualitative capabilities it possesses in organizing and hosting major international events and events, and its pivotal role in promoting international efforts to transition to clean energy sources, stressing the UAE’s support for Indonesia and its efforts to ensure The success of the expected summit of the Group of Twenty, expressing his appreciation for the efforts and cooperation of the participating countries, which reflects the commitment to joint action and international cooperation to serve the future directions related to the energy sector.

His Excellency said: "We in the UAE are keen on constructive cooperation and engagement with our international partners to focus on obtaining the appropriate energy mix in parallel with the objectives of protecting the environment and reducing carbon emissions. The UAE is ready to share its experiences in the clean energy sector and joint work regionally. And globally, with the aim of strengthening its position and preparing well for the next fifty years in this field, as it is one of the vital sectors that enhance the sustainable development process, and a major hub for attracting foreign investments.”

He continued, "The UAE is a pioneer in diversifying energy sources, relying on the latest practices and technology that support the sustainability of this vital sector, and achieving climate neutrality as a priority for the UAE government and wise leadership," explaining that the country has many initiatives and projects that support this trend. .

The meeting, which included ministers from the Group of Twenty countries, and senior officials in international organizations concerned with the energy sector, discussed the progress made in implementing the Group's Action Plan on Energy, and the Action Map adopted by the Group of Twenty for the coming years, which will enhance joint action in this field. The meeting discussed the latest developments and strategic views on securing access to energy, ways to achieve the seventh goal of the sustainable development goals, sustainable financing, and courses of action towards achieving climate neutrality, as well as the areas proposed by Indonesia to achieve effective cooperation within the group that adopts this year's slogan: " Healing Together, Healing Stronger” to enhance cooperation and coordination in addressing global challenges.

On the sidelines of the meeting, H.E. Eng. Sherif Al Olama met with H.E. Rob Getten, Minister of Climate and Energy of the Netherlands, and H.E. David Turk, Deputy Minister of Energy in the United States of America, where they discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations, cooperation in the fields of sustainable energy, preparations and meetings. Related to the two conferences of the States Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change for the current year (COP27), and the next session (COP28), which will be hosted by the UAE in 2023.

WAM/ Rami Samih/ Emad Al Ali


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