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The President of ANRE Morocco, in his capacity as MEDREG President, inaugurated alongside the Italian host Minister of Environmental and Energy Security the Presidents Workshop of Mediterranean Energy Regulators

Selinunte, 12th June 2024 – The President of the National Electricity Regulatory Authority (ANRE), in his capacity as president of the Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators, MEDREG, Mr. Abdellatif Bardach, inaugurated the 4th session of the Presidents’ Workshop alongside the Italian host Minister of Environment and Energy Security, Mr. Gilberto Pichetto Fratin, and the Lebanese Minister of Energy and Water, Mr. Walid Fayad, at the historic site of Selinunte in Italy.

The event saw the participation of high-level governmental representatives, parliamentarians, transmission network operators, and the private sector all hosted by the Presidents of energy regulators, covering the entire energy spectrum of the region. Discussions focused on improving energy infrastructure and integrating energy systems across the region, exploring innovations such as smart grids, electric mobility, and the development of green hydrogen.

The leadership of the Kingdom of Morocco was particularly highlighted during the discussions, underlining the strategic vision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, May God Assist Him, who has launched and promoted a vision of Mediterranean unity focused on cross-border cooperation and sustainable energy solutions.

During his address, Mr. Bardach emphasized the strategic importance of regional cooperation: “Our geostrategic position places us at the crossroads of essential energy exchanges. By synchronizing our efforts, we can overcome current challenges and shape a sustainable energy future for the Mediterranean and beyond.”

In conclusion, the Mediterranean Energy Regulatory Authorities have solidified their joint commitment to the energy transition to ensure supply security and sustainability for the future.