Dmitry Kozak, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation,and Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy, Russian Federation, announce Russia’s hosting of 25th World Energy Congress in 2022
His Excellency Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry, and His Excellency Dr Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry and Chair of the 24th World Energy Congress address audience at closing session of four-day congress.
Dr. Christoph Frei, Secretary General & Chief Executive Officer, World Energy Council, moderated the final plenary of the week that celebrated the achievements of the first World Energy Congress to be held in the Middle East.
Speaking in front of an assembled audience, His Excellency Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Industry, said the previous days were an important step towards helping to reshape the future of the energy industry.
He said: “It has been an excellent World Energy Congress and the overall result of the discussions between ministers of the governments have led to an excellent outcome. We have agreed that all of us are committed to reduce the emissions that we produce and make sure that we can all work together to help serve the whole industry well.
“It is also important to understand that any type of energy is going to help us going forward. We have to make an impact so that in the future, we have cleaner air and water that will benefit the world.”
Joining H.E Al Mazrouei on stage was Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy, Russian Federation. As hosts of the next World Energy Congress in 2022, Mr Novak said Russia will embrace the opportunity to build on Abu Dhabi’s success in hosting the energy industry’s flagship event in three years time.
Mr Novak said: “I would like to invite all those present here to attend the Russian Energy Week as the perfect opportunity to follow up on the achievements of the World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi.
The 24th World Energy Congress brought to an end to Younghoon David Kim’s role as the Chair of the World Energy Council.
Mr Kim addressed the audience of business leaders and industry figures from around the world for the final time before thanking them for their support. He ended his speech by handing over his role to Jean-Marie Dauger, who will officially take over as the chair of the World Energy Council.
Dmitry Kozak, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, flew into Abu Dhabi and personally invited the thousands of global experts to the next staging of the World Energy Congress in 2022.
The audience witnessed a presentation that highlights the vision of Russia and the energy sectors and what to expect three years from now in St Petersburg. Mr Kozak said Abu Dhabi has set the benchmark for success, but Russia will strive to exceed expectations at the 25th World Energy Congress while building on the solid foundations that have been laid by the UAE capital over the last four days.