UAE Delegation to Visit Germany for Talks on Clean Energy
An UAE delegation will visit Germany on June 28 to explore ways the two countries can co-operate in the area of clean energy.
Germany and UAE will hold talks on hydrogen and clean energy as the latter seeks long-term solutions to minimise its dependency on Russian gas in the wake of Ukraine invasion.
Similarly, the visit will be important from the point of view of UAE, as the nation pushes ahead with its target of Net Zero 2050.
A UAE delegation of government officials will include representatives of Adnoc and Masdar. They will be travelling to Germany on Tuesday, state news agency WAM reported.
“The visit aims to establish sustainable cooperation mechanisms between the two countries,” Sharif Al Olama, the undersecretary of the UAE’s energy ministry, said.
The UAE aims to be one of the world’s leading suppliers of hydrogen, and is investing in the production of blue hydrogen, which is made from natural gas. The process captures carbon emissions instead of allowing them to be released into the atmosphere.
The UAE and Germany are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations.
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said that the two countries are also clear-eyed about the challenges they will face in the next 50.
The UAE and Germany have launched an Emirati-German Hydrogen Task Force, which brings together stakeholders from our respective governments and industries to accelerate sustainable growth in energy security.
German and Emirati companies signed MoUs in March for shipments of blue hydrogen in the form of ammonia.
On the other hand, Russia has restricted gas supplies this month which is a blow European nations which are dependent on Moscow for energy supplies.