First energy ministerial of South American, Arab countries held

Energy Ministers and senior officials from South American and Arab countries (ASPA) met in Abu Dhabi on January 16, 2013 for an inaugural meeting on the energy sector, held as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), a release from the Government Information Agency (GINA) said.

The Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) hosted the ADSW which consisted of five integrated events: the General Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency, the World Future Energy Summit, the International Water Summit, the International Renewable Energy Conference and the Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards ceremony.

The Guyana delegation comprised Prime Minister, Samuel Hinds, Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Energy Agency, Dr. Mahender Sharma, and Protocol Officer, Roopchand Bissessar.

GINA said that in the final declaration of the first energy ministerial of ASPA, the ministers and senior officials reaffirmed their commitment to enhancing energy links between the two regions and highlighted the opportunities for cooperation in the rapidly diversifying global energy portfolio.

The ministerial meeting put into action the Lima Declaration’s call for energy to form an axis and backbone of the bi-regional relationship in the coming years.

Energy Ministers agree on raft of measures in the areas of renewable energy, oil and gas, energy efficiency and the power sector.

To achieve the objectives of the declaration, the delegations agreed to develop a three-year work programme of follow-up actions in accordance with their overall policies, laws and regulations, GINA added.

More in Local News


About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning:

Most Read This Week

  1. Ramesh Manbodh

    Man beaten with bat passes away

  2. Bibi Shareema (left) and her mother Bibi Shameela in
happier times

    Greenwich Park woman died 44 days after brutally stabbed by ex-partner

  3. Bharrat Jagdeo

    Meeting of Cabinet at GDF HQ pilloried by Jagdeo

  4. Fast food lovers inside KFC yesterday

    KFC back in business

  5. The building housing the home and grocery

    Bandits invade Alness businessman’s house, shots fired

  6. Alimudeen Gobin’s demolished house

    Violent storm lashes No. 19 Village

  7. The ganja found in Prashad Nagar (Police photo)

    Police find 52 lbs of ganja in Prashad Nagar house

  8. The AK 47 and ammo found (Police photo)

    AK 47, ammo found behind wardrobe

  9. Plyboard-making operations at Barama

    Barama to lay off 500 workers

Recommended For You