The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources is representing Egypt in the 24th edition of the World Energy Congress (WEC), held on September 9-12 in Abu Dhabi, Al-Ahram reported.

The WEC, held every three years, is the longest-running and most influential energy event in the world. In this year’s edition, it is bringing together over 15,000 participants, including 250 high-level speakers, 70 ministers, 500 CEOs, and 600 media professionals.

Under the theme “Energy for Prosperity”, the event is held under the patronage of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and headed by the UAE Minister of Energy and Industry, Suhail Al Mazrouei.

H.E Eng. Tarek El Molla, the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, will be speaking in a session titled “New Regional Perspectives: The role of gas in the transition to a lower-carbon economy in the MENA region.” The minister will discuss recent major natural gas discoveries in Egypt, as well as the rising role of Egypt as a regional energy hub.

El Molla will also be participating in a ministerial session that will discuss global energy policies.

The Ministry of Petroleum pointed out that the congress is a global forum in which international companies discuss the latest developments in the energy sector while finding ways to enhance cooperation and overcome challenges facing the industry worldwide, noting that the event is an opportunity to attract more investments into the Egyptian petroleum sector.