Libyan-UAE Oil Ministers Agree to Strengthen Cooperation


Libyan Minister of Oil and Gas, Mohamed Aoun and his accompanying delegation held a meeting with the UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Suhail Mohammed Faraj Al Mazroui. This was at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), where the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week is being held.

Aoun thanked his Emirati counterpart for inviting him to attend the event. A large number of leaders and minister’s participated in the meetings.

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week looks to the future of the world in light of the shift to alternative energies, including green hydrogen, and the world’s trend to reduce carbon emissions, to reach net zero by 2050. This aims to preserve the global climate, and try to reduce the rise in temperatures.

Al Mazroui expressed his willingness to exchange information, experiences, and visits with Libya in various sectors. He added that the UAE is ready to cooperate and develop its experiences and expertise for the benefit of the two countries.

The meeting discussed plans and vision for the future of the oil sector in Libya, and the current working mechanisms. They discussed ways to alleviate the severity of the global energy crisis, given the country’s distinguished location and its proximity to countries that purchase crude oil and gas.

Last week, Libya’s new Consul-General in Dubai, Abdulrahman H.S Elyasir presented his credentials to Sheikh Maktoum bin Butti Al Maktoum, Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s (MoFAIC’s) Dubai Office.

During the meeting, Al Maktoum welcomed the Consul-General and hailed the political, economic, commercial, and investment relations that bind the two friendly countries. As well as wishing him success in his duties.

He also encouraged all Libyan leaders to “agree on a solution based on a national compromise, and avoid escalatory action that would threaten Libya’s already fragile stability and unity.”