Morocco Partakes in Intl’ Strategic Dialogue on Energy
Rabat – Measures to strengthen regional interconnection of electricity grids, gas and oil pipelines were on the menu of the strategic dialogue on energy, held Thursday at the initiative of the US Secretary of Energy, with the participation of Morocco.
The event, held through video conference, was an opportunity to discuss and examine measures that can be taken to strengthen the regional interconnection of electricity grids, gas and oil pipelines so as to increase energy security, improve access to reliable and affordable energy, and achieve comprehensive economic and social development in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), according to a statement from the Ministry of Energy, Mining and the Environment.
During the virtual meeting, US Secretary of Energy, Dan Brouillette, and energy ministers from the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Sudan and Israel explored ways to strengthen cooperation between the countries of the region and the United States, which would strengthen energy R&D, deepen strategic partnerships and encourage regional investment in energy in the MENA region.
Speaking on this occasion, Minster of Energy, Mining and the Environment, Aziz Rabbah, highlighted the good relations between Morocco and the United States which have been strengthened recently by the recognition of the Moroccan Sahara and the decision to open a US consulate in the southern provinces.
The Minister highlighted the development achieved by the Kingdom and the future prospects for investment in the area of renewable energy, hydrogen, scientific research and energy industry, as well as clean energy in the industrial sector.
Rabbah also highlighted the quality of cooperation relations between Morocco and the countries of the region, which are in line with the Kingdom’s strategic vision for regional integration in this field.
The minister recalled in this regard the strategic partnerships established by Morocco with European, African and Arab countries, particularly in electricity and gas interconnection as well as investments.