InitiativesMorocco, IEA Sign Program of Action in Paris


28 Jun

Morocco, IEA Sign Program of Action in Paris

Paris – Morocco and the International Energy Agency (IEA) signed, on Wednesday in Paris, a three-year program of action in order to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the fields of energy security, renewable energies, energy efficiency, capacity building and data and statistics.

Signed by minister of Energy, Mining and Sustainable Development, Aziz Rebbah, and IEA executive director, Fatih Birol, this program aims to meet the specific needs of Morocco, which became an associate member of the Agency in November 2016, in terms of transition to a low-carbon economy.

Under the program, the IEA secretariat and the ministry of Energy, Mining and Sustainable Development will work closely together to achieve the ambitious goals set out in Morocco’s long-term energy plan.

“This joint program is meant to promote longstanding relations between the IEA and Morocco and will consolidate the partnership between the two parties for a more sustainable and secure energy future,” said Birol, commending Morocco’s leadership and commitment to the development of renewable energies.

Morocco became the first country in the MENA region to benefit from the IEA associate membership status, which enables the Agency to open up to emerging economies.

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