CAIRO, -- The UAE participated in the third joint meeting of the commissions of electricity and renewable energy experts in Arab countries, which was held today at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States.

The UAE was represented by Eng. Abdullah Al Shahiari, Director of the Electricity and Energy Trade Department in the Ministry of Energy, Laila Ahmed Al Reeh, Electricity Expert and Eng. Fatma Al Falasi, Sustainability Engineer, in the ministry.

Ambassador Kamal Hassan Ali, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Affairs at the Arab League, said that the meeting discussed a number of topics related to joint Arab action in the field of electricity and renewable energy, particularly the development of the working mechanism of the Arab Ministerial Council for Electricity. It also discussed the regional initiative for interrelationships between the energy, water and food sectors in Arab States, and stressed that achieving food, water and energy security is considered among the major challenges facing sustainable energy in the current millennium.

He noted that the meeting also addressed the promotion of co-operation between Arab countries and regional and international organisations that work in the field of energy, including Arab-Chinese co-operation, Arab-African co-operation, Arab-Indian co-operation, Arab-Russian co-operation, co-operation with the European Union, co-operation with South America, as well as co-operation with the International Renewable Energy Agency, IRENA.

Ambassador Ali highlighted that the meeting raised its recommendations for the meetings of the Arab Ministerial Council for Electricity, chaired by Kuwait, which will be held on Thursday at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Arab League in Cairo.

Source: Emirates News Agency