On the Sidelines of (COP28) in Dubai. Minister of Petroleum Participates in a Seminar on the Contribution of Natural Gas to Development and Meets with the Global Alliance for Renewable Energy and Hydrogen

The Minister of Petroleum, Mines and Energy, Government Spokesman, Mr. Nani Ould Chrougha, participated on Saturday in a seminar on the contribution of natural gas to supporting sustainable development, organized by the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, within the activities of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 28) in Expo City Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The seminar was attended by the Nigerian Minister of Energy, the Bolivian Minister of Energy and officials from the UAE and Russian ministries of energy.

Participants in this seminar stressed the importance of the role of natural gas in ensuring a fair, safe and equitable energy transition, as a transitional energy, and given that it is the least polluting type of fossil fuel.

Mauritania recently joined the Forum of Natural Gas Exporting Countries as an observer member, awaiting the actual start of gas exports next year from the Great Ahmeyem Turtle field.

On the sidelines of this summit, the Minister also participated in a seminar to announce the gathering for innovative storage systems for renewable energies, and the efficiency and safety that these systems will provide for the transition path towards alternative energy.

On the sidelines of the COP28 Climate Summit, Minister of Petroleum, Mines and Energy Nani Ould Chrougha held a meeting with the Global Alliance for Renewable Energy and Hydrogen.

At the beginning of the meeting, the members of the coalition welcomed the Minister and affirmed the world’s interest in Mauritania’s potential and capabilities in the field of renewable energies, especially green hydrogen.

During his speech, Minister Çavuşoğlu stressed Mauritania’s openness to the development of more renewable energy projects and its readiness to effectively accompany the global effort to reduce the negative effects of the climate crisis.

In his speech, he addressed the pillars of Mauritania’s energy vision, stressing that the implementation of this vision will contribute to the development of these large renewable energy capabilities.

He explained that the capabilities of clean energies are abundant in the regions of northern Mauritania, which also contains most of the country’s capabilities of minerals, especially iron and gold, which “we are working to introduce new energies into the path of development”, the minister added.

During these talks, the parties agreed to exchange information and continue consultation and joint work to facilitate fruitful partnerships for the benefit of all.

The Global Renewable Energy Alliance (GRENA) brings together world-class industrialists, project developers and many private sector companies represented by the Alliance as a comprehensive and unified framework for discussion and negotiation of renewable energy investment projects.

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