UAE aims to host 2019 World Energy Congress
The event attracts more than 5000 policy makers
The UAE Minster of Energy, Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris al Mazrouei, has said that the country is planning to bid to host the 2019 World Energy Congress (WEC), one of the world s pre-eminent energy dialogues, Emirates News Agency reported.
Hosting the Congress in Abu Dhabi would mark the first time in the event s 90 year history that it has been held in one of the OPEC member countries.
"The UAE has a strong heritage of energy leadership. We have partnered without interruption with the world s leading energy companies to ensure reliable oil and gas supply, and we are taking the same approach in new energy sectors, both domestically and globally," said Al Mazrouei.
"We are a long-time partner of WEC, and look forward to building a platform in 2019 that drives members investment opportunities and enhances their market outlooks."