KSA to hold Arab-Chinese meet on energy in Riyadh
Riyadh plans to host the 4th Arab-Chinese Cooperation Conference on Energy on Nov 18-20, under the motto “Sustainable energy for development,” said Undersecretary of the Ministry of Water and Electricity for Electric Affairs and Head of the Organizing Committee Saleh Al-Awaji.
Al-Awaji stressed the need to boost cooperation in the areas of petroleum, natural gas, renewable energy, and energy efficiency based on the common interests existing between Arab and Chinese parties.
The 4th conference comes in implementation of the final communiqué issued at the end of the 3rd Arab-Chinese Cooperation Conference on Energy, which was held in Yinchuan, People’s Republic of China, in 2012, and recommendations of the 6th ministerial meeting of Arab-Chinese Cooperation Forum in Peking in June 2014.
Arab League Assistant Secretary General for Economic Affairs Mohamed bin Ibrahim Al-Tuwaijri said the executive bureau of the Arab Council of Ministers for Electricity has issued a decision to support Arab-Chinese cooperation, notably in its 4th session.
He said the Arab League Secretariat General will join the 4th conference represented by high-powered officials in different energy sectors, experts, engineers, businessmen and industrialists concerned with energy affairs in addition to the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Counties (OAPEC), Arab Atomic Energy Agency (AAEA), and the Arab Organization for Industrial Development and Mining.
The event will explore topics including electric energy, renewable energy, peaceful use of atomic energy, oil and natural gas, he pointed out.