UAE re-selected to sit on Irena council for another two years

The announcement took place on the second day of the fifth assembly of Irena, held in the capital.

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ABU DHABI // The UAE has been re-selected to sit on the International Renewable Energy Agency’s council until next year.

The announcement took place on the second day of the fifth assembly of Irena, held in the capital.

“As the host country of the agency, and as a pro-active supporter of renewables globally, we are pleased to remain a key council member,” said the UAE permanent representative to Irena, Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi.

“This reflects member states appreciation of the UAE’s role and influence in shaping the Agency’s future – it also shows member states recognition of our global role in renewables”

Yoichi Miyazawa, Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry and Co-President of the Assembly, said: “With renewable energy being critical to Japan’s trade and economy and the UAE being a trusted partner, we welcome their continued seat on the IRENA council for 2015/2016.”

The UAE is an active and engaged member of the agency, said Adnan Amin, Irena’s director general.

“We welcome UAE’s re-selection to the Irena Council.

“We look forward to carrying this partnership forward and engaging even more closely with our host country, the UAE, in developing our common vision for a clean, renewable and sustainable future.”

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