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Barkindo, Sylva To Deliberate On Africa’s Strategic Agenda At Egypt Confab

Juliet Ukanwosu

The Secretary General of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Mohammad Barkindo and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, will join other global and regional leaders to speak at the upcoming Egypt Petroleum Show.

The conference aimed at driving Africa’s strategic agenda, organized by Egypt, will hold in-person between February 14th and 16th 2021, with the theme ‘Driving the regions strategic agenda.’

The conference will begin with a strategic energy dialogue intended to shape the shift towards a more sustainable oil, gas and energy industry, with a keynote address by Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA).

Also lined up to speak are the energy ministers of Egypt, Cyprus, Jordan, Israel, Senegal, Republic of Djibouti, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Palestine, and Yemen, as well as the CEOs of Eni, BP, Baker Hughes, Apache among others.

“They will be sharing their critical insights into the industry’s ongoing recovery, reshaping of markets and plans for energy transition,” a statement by the organizers said.

It emphasised that in achieving sustainable production of climate-conscious oil and gas operations, international partnerships with the private sector remain crucial for North African and Mediterranean countries, hence a special global business leader’s session is planned to deliberate on best options.

There would also be focus on “how the region is pioneering new partnership models driving technology implementation and connected energy ecosystems,” the statement adds.

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