The international energy Agency provides a forum for developing joint responses and international cooperation schemes, is needed to guarantee energy security, promote economic development and environmental sustainability worldwide, said the Director of the IEA, Fatih Birol.
MOSCOW, Nov 17. Mexican energy Minister Pedro Joaquin Caldwell presented to the Executive Director of the International energy Agency (IEA) Fatih Birol the official letter about the interest of Mexico to membership in this organization, the report said the IEA.
“I’m glad that Mexico, a G20 member and an important producer and consumer of energy, has decided to make this serious step. This is a great opportunity for the IEA to strengthen the relationship with Mexico and opens the door for wider coverage of Latin America. This is a key step towards our goal of creating a global international organization in the energy sphere”, — noted the Director of the IEA.
“The IEA offers a forum for developing joint responses and international cooperation schemes, is needed to guarantee energy security, promote economic development and environmental sustainability worldwide,” said Caldwell. Mexican Minister is in Paris, where the week will take place the meeting of the IEA at Ministerial level. The two-day meeting will bring together 29 member countries and partner countries with which the IEA works closely, including Brazil, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, Morocco, South Africa and Thailand.
After the IEA governing Board will approve a formal request of Mexico, the organization will work closely with the country to implement all the conditions necessary for accession to the IEA.
The initial role of the IEA, founded in response to the oil crisis of 1973-1974, was to help countries coordinate a collective response to disruptions in oil supply through the release of the emergency stocks. For 2014 the IEA are 29 member countries of OECD: Australia, Austria, Belgium, great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Canada, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, USA, Turkey, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, South Korea and Japan.
Cooperation between the IEA and Russia began in 1994 and continues under the memoranda of understanding between the IEA and the Ministry of energy of the Russian Federation (signed in October 2011 and applicable from 2011 to 2016), the Federal service of state statistics of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation and the Russian energy Agency, Agency for forecasting of balances and electricity of “inter RAO”.