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Jordan, Germany to Host Middle East and North Africa-Europe Future Energy Dialogue

Jordan, Germany to Host Middle East and North Africa-Europe Future Energy Dialogue

Sunday, 22 May, 2022 - 09:15
The Jordanian capital, Amman (AFP)

Jordan’s Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Saleh Kharabsheh and German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck on Saturday announced intensifying cooperation between the two governments in the field of energy policy under the Jordanian-German energy partnership program.

The two countries are scheduled to host the Middle East and North Africa-Europe Future Energy Dialogue (MEFED), which will be held on June 8-9 at the King Hussein Convention Center in the Dead Sea area, according to a ministry statement.

The conference will be held in coordination with the European Commission, the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), the Arab League, ESCWA, and other global stakeholders and energy agencies.

MEFED is supported by the German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce (GACIC), German Near and Middle East Association (NUMOV), and the North Africa Middle East Initiative of German Business (NMI), the statement said.

The event will attract energy ministers and high-level representatives of the energy sector from MENA and Europe to discuss means necessary to realize sustainable supplies of energy and intensify cooperation between the two regions.

The participating countries and institutions aim to intensify their ambitions to combat climate change and secure energy supply at reasonable prices by diversifying the supply sources, it added.

Kharabsheh said the innovative potential of the Middle East, North Africa and Europe region can help meet this challenge.

For his part, Habeck said the "remarkable" potential of renewable energies in MENA shows that these regions agree to cooperate and develop common areas of action.

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