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UAE bids for Energy Congress

The World Energy Congress 2013 was held in South Korea (WEC)


The UAE has a rich heritage of energy leadership and has partnered without interruption with the world's leading energy companies to ensure reliable oil and gas supply, taking the same approach in new energy sectors, both domestically and globally, said Minster of Energy Suhail bin Mohamed Al Mazrouei.

''We are a long-time partner of the World Energy Congress (WEC), and look forward to building a platform in 2019 that drives members' investment opportunities and enhances their market outlooks, the minister said while presenting the UAE bid to host the WEC 2019 to Christoph Frei, secretary general of the London-based World Energy Council.

WEC, one of the world's pre-eminent energy dialogues, convenes every three years and attracts more than 5,000 policy makers and private sector leaders from across the global energy industry.

Hosting the Congress in Abu Dhabi would mark the first time in the event's 90-year history that it will be held in one of the Opec-member countries.

The UAE's strategic position and vast experience in world-class energy events like Adipec, Gastech, World Future Energy Summit, Dubai Global Energy Forum and many others, will make it the ideal platform for the world to come together and address global energy issues.