US energy secretary to visit Saudi Arabia, UAE

US energy secretary to visit Saudi Arabia, UAE

REUTERS May 12, 2024


US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm will visit Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates next week to work on “climate co-operation” and other issues, two Biden administration officials told Reuters on Friday.

The visit will run from Tuesday through Thursday, with Granholm visiting the UAE first, one of the officials said. It will be her first trip to the region as secretary.

“The visit is a continuation of long-standing engagement between the US and this region,” the officials said.

“Specifically, for the Department of Energy, it will move forward work both countries are doing on climate cooperation and to diversify the energy economy.”

Granholm will participate in a meeting of the Net-Zero Producers Forum, a group of countries representing 40% of global oil and gas production, including the US, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the sources said.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 12th, 2024.

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