Qatar Minister of State for Energy Affairs, HE Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, headed the country’s delegation in the recent extraordinary meeting of the Arab Ministerial Council for Electricity, held virtually due to the current circumstances related to COVID-19 pandemic.
In his remarks, Minister Al Kaabi said the Arab Ministerial Council for Electricity comes at a critical time that requires the exchange of visions and experiences, as well as unified efforts by Arab member countries.
The efforts of the Arab countries, with participation of the State of Qatar, were successful in ensuring the ministers’ approval of the General Agreement, and the Arab Common Market for Electricity, which opens new horizons of Arab cooperation and coordination, enhancing integration between Arab countries, and realising the aspirations of its people for progress, and prosperity.
He also reaffirmed Qatar’s commitment to help strengthen Arab cooperation in the field of electricity, following the belief of the country’s leadership in the role of the electricity sector in advancing economic and social development for the peoples of the Arab nation.
The meeting started with a speech by HE Dr Muhammad Shaker Al Marqabi, Chairman of the extraordinary meeting of the Arab Ministerial Council for Electricity, followed by HE Ahmed Abul Ghait, Arab League Secretary-General. The meeting approved the General Agreement, and the Arab Common Market for Electricity Agreement.
The meeting was also attended by HE Engineer Essa Hilal Al Kuwari, President of Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA).
Prior the ministerial meeting, they also held the 12th meeting of the Electricity Experts Committee in the Arab Countries, also with the participation of the State of Qatar. The country’s delegation submitted the most important recommendations on the Arab Common Market for Electricity to the Council.