USA, an Ideal Partner for Advancing Morocco’s Energy Security Goals (Department of State)
Washington – The United States is an ideal partner for advancing Morocco’s energy security goals, said the U.S. Department of State, commending the significant strides made in energy sector collaboration over the last few years.
A press release published at the end of the second U.S.-Morocco Strategic Energy Working Group meeting, chaired Thursday in Washington by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Diplomacy, Sandra Oudkirk, and Director General of the National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mining (ONHYM), Amina Benkhadra, said that discussions focused on recent developments in the Moroccan energy sector, including hydrocarbons exploration, renewables deployment, and energy efficiency, on-going Department of State and Commerce initiatives in Morocco, areas for collaboration including natural gas, energy efficiency, and renewables, and private sector investment opportunities in the energy field.
The meeting was attended by officials from the Department of Commerce along with Moroccan delegation members from the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy, Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency, the Research Institute for Renewable Energy and New Energies, and the Embassy of Morocco in Washington D.C.
“As its demand for energy rises, Morocco is working to attract U.S. investment to help meet the needs of its growing economy,” noted the press release, adding that “the United States is an ideal partner for advancing Morocco’s energy security goals.”
“This event exemplifies the strong U.S.-Morocco bilateral relationship and the significant strides we have made in energy sector collaboration over the last few years,” concluded the same source.