Morocco, IEA Sign Joint Work Program for 2020-2021 in Paris
Paris – Morocco and the International Energy Agency (IEA) signed an action program for the period 2020-2021, on Friday in Paris, with the aim of deepening bilateral cooperation in the fields of energy security, renewable energies, energy efficiency, capacity building and data and statistics.
This joint work program that is meant to meet the specific needs of the kingdom, which became an associate member of the Agency in November 2016, in terms of transition to a low-carbon economy, was signed on the sidelines of a bilateral meeting between minister of Energy, Mining and the Environment, Aziz Rabbah, and IEA executive director, Fatih Birol.
Under this program, the IEA and the ministry of Energy, Mining and the Environment will work closely together to achieve the ambitious objectives set out in the Kingdom’s energy plan.
This joint work program also aims to promote the long-standing relations between the IEA and Morocco and will strengthen the partnership between the two parties for a more sustainable and secure energy future.
The IEA’s collaboration with Morocco started in 2007, particularly in the areas of energy policy, statistics and Research and Development (R&D). Two years later, the government adopted a national energy strategy, setting clear objectives for the development of wind, solar and hydroelectric power.