CAIRO, Dec 22 (KUNA) -- The 9th meeting of Arab Electricity Ministers'
Council, held here only for today at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo,
resulted in underlining the importance of using peaceful nuclear powers as a
source for generating electricity.
The meeting discussed a number of issues related to the Arab grid project
and the current developments on various electricity projects.
It tackled future plans for implementing strategic developments to use
renewable energy resources, organizing workshops on nuclear power plants and
adapting a more environmental friendly approach to generating electricity by
using solar energy.
The meeting also discussed the United Arab Emirates' efforts to host the
7th exhibition of Electrical Equipment in the Arab World in 2012.
Kuwait's Minister of Electricity, Water and Communication Salem Al-Othaina,
who represented Kuwait at the meeting, said that the most important issue that
was discussed in the meeting was completing the comprehensive grid connection
service amongst Arab countries.
He also noted that Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development has agreed
to conduct a study on using gas for distributing power.
He concluded by saying that "it is essential that all Arab countries go
forward in implementing these vital projects in the various power fields."
The Kuwaiti delegation included Assistant Undersecretary for Power
Transportation Networks Saleh Al-Musallam and Kuwait's permanent delegate to
the Arab League Ambassador Jamal Al- Ghunaim. (end)
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