Egypt Keen to Support African States’ Efforts to Access Clean Energy from Renewable Resources

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Egypt’s Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Mohamed Shaker, stressed Egypt’s keenness to support African countries’ efforts to access clean and renewable energy sources.

Shaker’s remarks came during his meeting on Tuesday 8/3/2022 with the Country Engagement and Partnerships (CEP) Director at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Gurbuz Gonul and his accompanying delegation discussed the agency’s support for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27), which will be held in Egypt’s Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh in November.

The electricity minister lauded fruitful and constructive cooperation with the IRENA, asserting the necessity of boosting bilateral cooperation in different fields of renewable energy.

Shaker said his ministry is currently working to increase renewable energy’s contribution to electricity production to reach 10,000 megawatts by 2023.

He added that the Electricity and New and Renewable Energy Ministry cooperates with global companies to conduct studies on implementing pilot projects for green hydrogen in Egypt.

On his part, Gonul said the IRENA is willing to cement cooperation with Egypt concerning the COP27 and support all initiatives on renewable energy.

The IRENA also looks forward to cooperating with the electricity ministry to produce green hydrogen, which is seen as a promising renewable energy source soon.

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