(Marrakech) - 14 November 2016
The International Energy Agency (IEA) welcomed the Kingdom of Morocco as an Association Country on Monday, deepening the partnership between both parties for a more sustainable and secure energy future.
The announcement was made by Mr Paul Simons, the IEA’s Deputy Executive Director, and Mr Abderrahim El Hafidi, Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and the Environment, in Marrakech, host city of the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP22) summit.
Morocco becomes the latest member of the IEA family and the first country in the Middle East and North Africa to join the IEA’s Association initiative aimed at opening its doors to emerging economies. Morocco is now the IEA’s fifth Association country, joining China, Indonesia, Thailand, and Singapore.