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Tuesday 8 October 2019

Morocco's Ambassador in Vienna Highlights Kingdom's Renewable Energy Policy

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Morocco's Ambassador in Vienna Highlights Kingdom's Renewable Energy Policy

Permanent Representative of the Kingdom to International Organizations in Vienna, Ambassador Azzeddine Farhane, highlighted, on Monday in the Austrian capital, the Kingdom's renewable energy policy.

Speaking at a meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Mediterranean Contact Group, Farhane stressed that in a world where energy in all its forms is the backbone of economies of all the countries without exception, guarantee of their development and vector of their growth, Morocco has set up an ambitious energy policy for renewable energy which is able to ensure a rational energy supply in an international context marked by a strong growth demand for energy, said a statement from the Moroccan Embassy in Vienna.

During this meeting held under the theme "Digitization and future of energy", the ambassador pointed out that this policy aims in particular to control the costs in perpetual fluctuations of petroleum products and its derivatives, preserve the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, ensure even partial autonomy from the international energy market, accelerate industrial integration, build skills, conduct scientific research and attain sustainable socio-economic development.

Farhane said that energy in Morocco is one of the major priorities of the government's action in accordance with the Directives of HM King Mohammed VI, which plans to increase to 42% the contribution of renewable energy in electricity production in 2020 and to 52% by 2030.

With regard to digitization, Farhane said that Morocco, aware of the benefits of using digital technology and its decisive impact, is actively working to be part of this international technological movement and accelerate the process of modernizing its economy, administration and education.

MAP 07 October 2019