Abdul Mahdi discusses oil and electricity files with the chief executive of the International Energy Agency
22:00 - 24/04/2019
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Information / Baghdad
Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi on Wednesday discussed oil, gas and electricity files with the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Fatih Birol.
"The Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi received in his official office today, the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency Fatih Birul," the Information Office of the Prime Minister said in a statement received by the information.
He added that "the two sides discussed cooperation in the field of energy and the work of the International Agency in the light of its report issued in 2019 and the book launched in cooperation with the ministries of oil and electricity under the title (the energy sector in Iraq - a road map for a brighter future), Iraq's pivotal role in the international oil markets and solutions to challenges Burning gas and electricity sector ".
The Prime Minister welcomed the increased cooperation and partnership between Iraq and the International Energy Agency, stressing that the government's program includes ambitious plans to reform Iraq's economy and revitalize it and develop the energy sector.
The Executive Chairman of the International Energy Agency praised the great success achieved by Iraq in the field of energy and great optimism of the vision and program of the Iraqi government towards renewable energy and its importance in the provision of energy and sustainability, and praised the team led by the Prime Minister and his ability to reform the energy sector in Iraq, stressing that Iraq is a key player in Global Energy.
"The meeting was attended by the director of the Middle East and North Africa program, Ali al-Saffar, and the Iraqi side, Deputy Prime Minister for Energy, Minister of Oil Thamer Ghadhban and Minister of Electricity Loay Khatib." End 25 n