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UAE to participate in World Energy Forum 2013 in Korea
2013-07-30 16:33:10
WAM ABU DHABI, 30th July, 2013 (WAM) -- The UAE is to participate in the 22nd World Energy Congress, which will be held in Daegu, South Korea, from 13th to 17th of October, 2013.

The Higher Organising Committee of the Conference said that Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and CEO of Masdar, will represent the UAE in the conference.

The event will mark one of the biggest ever international gatherings of energy ministers in Asia, underscoring the importance of the Congress in addressing global energy issues.

President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China and President Park Geun-hye of the Republic of Korea both pledged support to the Congress during their summit in Beijing on June 28th this year.

The Congress has also recently been endorsed by the UN-sponsored Asian and Pacific Energy Forum and the Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation.

Lee Jong-ho, the Secretary-General of the Congress Organising Committee, said, "The 22nd World Energy Congress will be the biggest meeting of energy leaders this year and we are delighted that the Chinese government under President Xi Jinping has recognized the importance of the Congress to the global energy sector and voiced its support during the summit meeting with President Park Geun-hye." Dr Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council, added, "Preparations for this year's Congress are nearing their conclusion and the calibre of speakers, participants, guests and exhibitors is unparalleled. The world is facing an unprecedented series of challenges, at a time of increasing uncertainty, complexity and pace of change. Asia, the world's energy powerhouse, is the ideal location to map out the next steps that global leaders need to take in order to ensure a safe and sustainable energy future for communities around the world." More than 250 companies have already confirmed their participation as sponsors and exhibitors or through sending large delegations to the Congress. A total of 5,000 participants from more than 100 countries are expected to attend.

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