Signature of an MoU and sharing of expertise: ANRE catalyzes South-South energy cooperation

Hibapress/ Abdelkrim Mahyaoui As part of its initiatives to promote South-South cooperation, the National Electricity Regulatory Authority (ANRE) of the Kingdom of Morocco organized a High Level Workshop in Fez, entitled “Regulation and regional energy integration for a sustainable and prosperous future. This closed-door workshop, which was held on May 2 and 3 in Fez, brought together the Presidents of energy regulators from several African countries, including Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, and Mauritania. Workshop discussions focused on key themes such as regional electricity interconnections. These discussions highlighted the need to strengthen regional infrastructure to meet growing energy demand while integrating renewable and innovative solutions to ensure a sustainable energy transition. On the sidelines of this workshop, ANRE and the National Regulatory Authority of the Electricity Sector of Côte d’Ivoire (ANARE-CI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for energy regulation. The signing ceremony led by Mr. Abdellatif Bardach, President of ANRE, and Mr. Traoré Amidou, Director General of ANARE-CI, symbolizes a reinforced commitment, a true example of a fruitful partnership between two African nations, embodying the strategic vision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, May God Help Him, for an Africa that helps each other, develops and prospers. Rooted in historical, cultural and economic relations spanning more than six decades, this bilateral collaboration aims to promote energy regulation in both countries. The event marks a significant step in the implementation of harmonized energy policies, promoting sustainable development and economic prosperity across Africa. By developing mutual understanding and strengthening regulatory capacities, ANRE is committed to supporting this regional dynamic by strengthening regulatory capacities and promoting an inclusive energy transition.

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