Egypt's Sisi discusses boosting renewable energy cooperation with IRENA director-general

Ahram Online, Tuesday 9 Oct 2018

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met Adnan Amin the Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency on Tuesday in Cairo (Photo courtesy Egypt's presidential spokesman official Facebook page)

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed on Tuesday ways to boost cooperation with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in a meeting in Cairo with the agency’s director-general Adnan Amin, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement.

Amin and President El-Sisi discussed the latest developments concerning IRENA as well as a number of topics concerning renewable energies.  

El-Sisi also discussed the Egyptian government’s plan to generate 20 percent of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2022 and 42 percent by 2035.

The Egyptian president expressed his appreciation for IRENA’s role in spreading the culture of renewable energy worldwide as well as supporting efforts to achieve sustainability in energy through boosting regional and international cooperation to achieve the UN's sustainable development goals by 2030.

Amin praised the latest achievements made by Egypt in the renewable energy sector. He also stressed the importance of coordination between IRENA and Egypt, especially in upgrading African countries in the field of renewable energy.

Amin is currently visiting Egypt to take part in the ‘Renewable energy week in Egypt’ event, which is organised by the Ministry of Electricity.  

The meeting was attended by Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker.

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