UK welcomes strong partnership with Morocco for environmental preservation

The British Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Grant Shapps, hailed, on Friday in Sharm el-Sheikh, the strong and solid partnership that unites Morocco and the United Kingdom in the field of preservation of the environment and the fight against climate change.

Shapps, who participated in the “Breakthrough Agenda” event, organized in the Moroccan pavilion within the framework of the Climate Summit, expressed his satisfaction with the excellent cooperation existing between his country and Morocco in the fields of use of clean energies and preservation of the environment.

He added that Morocco is the second country to benefit from climate finance approved by the United Kingdom to support the transition in the energy, infrastructure and green growth sector in the Middle East and North Africa region. .

Grant Shapps also pointed out that Morocco is among the founding countries of the Energy Transition Council, which was created by the United Kingdom as one of the main initiatives of its presidency of the international climate conference last year. .

For her part, the Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, Leila Benali, expressed her gratitude to the United Kingdom as co-chair of the initiative “Energy breakthrough: international priority measures for 2023” launched during the last year’s climate conference in Glasgow, with the participation of relevant stakeholders, including signatories, the International Energy Agency and United Nations climate champions who have deployed their efforts over the past months to make this initiative operational.

She specified that this is an unprecedented initiative in terms of content and objectives, in particular as regards priority actions related to the transformation of the energy system, financing, investment, participation, social impact, research, infrastructure, knowledge and innovation.

Ms. Benali also noted that Morocco is attached to the main points of this initiative as a representative of the South and of developing countries, in particular Africa, calling on countries, financial institutions, the private sector, suppliers of technologies and institutions to support these priority actions.

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