Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla participated in the 23rd World Petroleum Congress currently held in Houston, Texas, the ministry said in a statement.

Being part of one of the world’s most important oil and gas events, El Molla participated with David M. Turk, Deputy Secretary, Department of Energy, USA, in the opening session ‘The Future of Energy in the World’, which was moderated by Tor Fjæran, President of the World Petroleum Council.

During the session, El Molla reviewed Egypt’s vision to contribute to promoting energy transformation and reducing emissions to combat climate change. He pointed out that Egypt aspires to contribute strongly to the realization of a safe, sustainable, and clean energy future for the world.

Egypt has a great responsibility and a prominent role in this regard, El Molla noted highlighting that Egypt will be hosting the World Climate Summit in Sharm El Sheikh (COP27) next year. He emphasized that Egypt has begun preparing for the summit in cooperation with a number of partners, led by the US.