Posted by: Morocco World News

Marrakech will be the first Moroccan city to host the Arab Energy Conference, to be held October 1-4 under the theme “Energy and Arab Cooperation.”

Morocco’s Minister of Energy, Mines, and Sustainable Development Aziz Rabbah will chair the conference. Official delegates from Arab countries and other selected institutions and individuals involved in energy issues will also attend.

According to the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) press release, the conference will discuss developing energy sectors in Arab countries and addressing issues related to energy, the environment, and sustainable development.

The main objectives of the conference are to establish an Arab institutional framework to review oil and energy issues, to identify and assess energy resources in Arab countries to enhance resource development, and to evaluate the impact of international energy policies on Arab countries.

Arabic is the official language of the conference. Simultaneous interpretation to and from English will be provided.

In May 1977, OAPEC initiated the Arab Energy Conference with a resolution adopted by the ministerial council of the organization. The conference meets every four years.

OAPEC and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) jointly agreed to sponsor the conference, to ensure the representation of all Arab countries and emphasize the mutual relations between energy and development.