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Riyadh, Paris discuss future energy projects

November 05, 2019
Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman, minister of energy, with the French delegation in Jeddah, Monday. — SPA
Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman, minister of energy, with the French delegation in Jeddah, Monday. — SPA

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH –
Saudi Arabia and France on Monday discussed ways of enhancing the distinguished historical relations binding the two countries as well as the investment opportunities in the field of energy, industry, climate and technology.

Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman, minister of energy, met with a French delegation, led by Senator Jean-Marie Bockel, chairman of the GCC–French Friendship Committee, and discussed with it opportunities of future projects between the two countries in the field of energy as well as peaceful nuclear program the Kingdom is determined to implement. In addition, discussions also covered relations linking the Kingdom with a number of French authorities and organizations, including the French private sector, particularly Total conglomerate.

The two teams also discussed necessary procedure to confront the increasing pressure on environment in general, including the Kingdom's endeavor to reduce and recycle the accompanying carbon dioxide emission, as well as the Kingdom's proposal regarding the concept of low-carbon circular economy.

In this context, the French side was briefed on the efforts being exerted by the Kingdom to support and encourage innovation and invention in the field of energy aiming to reach high-level systems without discrimination or partiality against any of its sources.

On the threat of energy supplies security in the wake of recent flagrant attack on Saudi Aramco facilities, the French side expressed admiration of the ability of the Kingdom to face such challenges, demonstrating its ability to restore production and achieve balance in a short time, thus, saving the world economy against any harm.


November 05, 2019
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